Americal Idol Season 14 will be see the same set of judges from its 13 season. Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick, Jr. will be coming back to help aspiring singers conquer America, Fox announced on Monday. The show’s host, Ryan Seacrest has already signed on for another season.
American Idol creator and executive producer Simon Fuller and 21 Century Fox vice president David Hill welcomed the group back in a statement, adding that they are both “thrilled” to work with Lopez, Urban, Connick, Jr., and the “consummate host” Seacrest.
“Their interaction, warmth and experience made them an absolute joy to watch,” Fuller said, “I can’t wait to see their evolution together continue next season.”
“Jennifer, Keith, Harry and Ryan are the very best in the business at what they do,” Hill added, “Each brings unique qualities and expertise to the team, but they all share the same passion for helping undiscovered singers achieve the American dream.”
E! News previously reported that Idol and Fox executives enjoyed Lopez, Urban, and Connick, Jr.’s chemistry in season 13, hence the decision to bring them back for Amercan Idol Season 14.
Meanwhile, it was previously reported that some downsizing might happen for “American Idol Season 14” when it comes back next year. According to E! News, former Fox Century boss Kevin Reilly-before departing from the company-told reporters during a conference call in May that Idol might stay “a two-night format, at least initially during the audition phase,” but will eventually turn into a two-hour show for most of its run.
Although no decisions has been locked down or announced regarding the downsizing, Reilly assured reporters that major changes will indeed be unavoidable.
“The format of
will change,”He said. “Next year the format will be different.”
American Idol Season 14, with judges Lopez, Urban, and Connick, Jr. as well as Seacrest, will meet new singing hopefuls in January of 2015.