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Jennifer Lopez & Steven Tyler: American Idol's Newest Judges!

Jennifer Lopez & Steven Tyler: American Idol's Newest Judges!

It’s official – Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler are American Idol‘s newest judges!

Rumors had been circulating of the two’s involvement, but the news was confirmed at a press conference held today (September 22) in Los Angeles.

“As an artist and producer, I am excited to call Fox my home, and I am looking forward to working with Tom [Rothman], Jim [Gianopulos], Peter [Rice] and the entire Fox team to create and produce the kinds of film and television projects that reflect my passion for entertaining audiences and telling great stories,” said Jennifer. “I’m looking for the next Michael Jackson. We’re looking for the best American Idol ever. I’m so excited!”

Jennifer and Steven will join returning judge Randy Jackson on the judging panel when Idol returns to FOX in January.

Judges Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuardi recently left the show.

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