Can American Idol be saved? After losing a quarter of its audience last season, the Fox competition series is hitting the reset button for its 13th cycle, premiering in January. First up: a judging panel featuring Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. "Last season, we knew what could happen when the chemistry was bad," says new executive producer Per Blankens, who previously helmed the Swedish version of Idol. "So we decided to get three people who really could enjoy each other's company." The panel is getting along so well that they're even taking their lunch breaks together, something producers admit never happened last year. "Nobody's above the other," adds exec producer Trish Kinane. "There's none of that rivalry going on."
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At long last, Fox has confirmed the judges panel for American Idol's upcoming 13th season — which, as previously reported, will consist of Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and newcomer Harry Connick Jr.
Harry Connick Jr. is returning to American Idol full-time. The former mentor is in the process joining Idol's upcoming 13th season as the third judge, according to the The Hollywood Reporter.
Dr. Luke was originally slated to help replace departing judges Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson and Nicki Minaj, but he dropped out of negotiations last week due to a conflict with his label at Sony Music. Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun was also rumored to be the next possible frontrunner, but he reportedly passed.
Has American Idol found its third judge?
Harry Connick Jr. is reportedly in talks to join the Fox reality show, according to E! Online. Connick...