The ‘Idol’ gang is back for another season! All three judges from season 13 will return for the show’s next season, according to a new report. Host Ryan Seacrest will return, too!
Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. are all coming back for American Idol‘s season 14 — how exciting! The show that made Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson famous is gearing up for another exciting season of singing. Keith and Harry both tell HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY about the upcoming season!
‘American Idol:’ Ryan Seacrest Returning With Three Judges
It’s official — all four key members of the Idol team are back. “Jennifer, Keith, Harry and Ryan are the very best in the business at what they do, and I’m thrilled that they are returning to American Idol for another season,” David Hill, senior exec VP at 21st Century Fox, confirms, according to Variety. “Each brings unique qualities and expertise to the team, but they all share the same passion for helping undiscovered singers achieve the American dream.”
Keith’s dream of keeping the judges together came true! “I’m looking forward to it a lot. I hope all of us stay in tact for next season because I really had a great time and I feel like we’ve got a good groove going, so I hope we get to keep it going,” Keith opened up to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY about season 14.
Harry’s psyched, too! “I can’t wait! That is the most exciting thing, we were talking about that last night. To imagine the next American Idol winner is walking around somewhere, that is so exciting. I can’t wait — I am so fired up,” Harry revealed to us about the next season.
‘American Idol:’ Season 13 Recap
After an exciting season full of twists and turns, Caleb Johnson officially won season 13 of American Idol on May 21! Jena Irene came in second in the competition. After his big win, Caleb was in shock. “This is crazy. This is absolutely nuts,” he told HollywoodLife.com and reporters. “I can’t even begin to describe what’s running through my head right now. This is absolutely crazy. This is nuts.” We’ll have to wait and see who rules season 14!
Next season’s auditions kick off in New Orleans on June 15, then continue July 23 in Long Island, July 30 in Nashville and end on September 29 in San Francisco, according to Variety.
Are YOU happy the judges and Ryan are returning to American Idol, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!
— Written by Megan Ross, Reporting by Russ Weakland