After many, many (many) rumors and denials, the news is finally confirmed for the 13th season of American Idol. That new panel will see Keith Urban returning, Jennifer Lopez returning after a two year break and completely new judge Harry Connick, Jr. In addition, Randy Jackson, who announced his break from Idol in May, has announced that he will be coming back this season, replacing Jimmy Iovine as the contestants studio mentor.
While Connick, Jr is no stranger to the show, he has been a guest judge in the past, this all but ensures that we’ll have more dreadfully boring “crooner” nights. It’s like an instant Xanax!
This panel seems rather bland, with no trouble makers, no meanies, etc. American Idol Season 13 starts in January.