The host and judging panel for the 14th season of American Idol will remain the same.
FOX announced tonight that Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. will be back as judges, and Ryan Seacrest will continue on as host.
“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. Each brings unique qualities and expertise to the team, but they all share the same passion for helping undiscovered singers achieve the American dream,” David Hill, Senior Executive Vice President of 21st Century Fox, said in a statement.
“I am delighted that our dream team of Jennifer, Keith and Harry are back for American Idol XIV,” Executive Producer and FremantleMedia North America Entertainment President Trish Kinana said. “Their experience, humor and passion for new talent has made them one of IDOL’s strongest-ever judging panels, and coupled with the expertise and charisma of Ryan Seacrest, we are ready to get out there to find the best talent in America.”
American Idol XIV will premiere in 2015.