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'American Idol' Judges & Host Ryan Seacreast Sign On For 14th Season!

'American Idol' Judges & Host Ryan Seacreast Sign On For 14th Season!

American Idol judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick, Jr. have all signed on to return for the upcoming 14th season of the singing competition!

The judges will also be joined on the new season by host Ryan Seacrest, who has also signed on for the next season.

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 exec VP of 21st Century Fox said in a statement.

American Idol creator Simon Fuller added, “I am thrilled our consummate host, Mr. Ryan Seacrest, is returning for Season 14, together with Jennifer, Harry and Keith. Their interaction, warmth and experience made them an absolute joy to watch. I can’t wait to see their evolution together continue next season.”

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24 Responses to “'American Idol' Judges & Host Ryan Seacreast Sign On For 14th Season!”

  1. 1

    “American Dream”??!!?? It’s a britshit import junk show!!!!!!!!

  2. 2
    kathy Says:

    no one cares

  3. 3
    Barb Says:

    Great news! I thought this last season went really well. I just hope they keep some talent next year. Just base it on the voice and potential to entertain. Nothing else.

  4. 4
    Amy Says:

    They really seemed to like each other and that made watching the show more fun. Good chemistry.

  5. 5
    Tia Says:

    I liked the chemistry with these 3 judges so I’m glad they’ll be back. They actually know what they’re talking about. Plus, I really love Keith Urban.

  6. 6
    Sheena Says:

    Who watches this complete rubbish?

  7. 7
    mm Says:

    Jlo has to stick with AI because everything else she’s doing is flopping!! All the hasbeens end up in either X Factor, AI. The Voice and all those. Jlo’s career is over!!

  8. 8
    troll Says:

    People still watch this show?

  9. 9
    Audra Says:

    Absolutely loved this show last year, my favorite on TV. I loved the honesty of the judges. My only complaint is too much camera time on J Lo.

  10. 10
    Jennifer Says:

    I though American Idol was great ever since they hired Keith Urban. Love his judging, always told the contestants what they could improve on but also would tell them what he enjoyed about their performance. Can you tell, my favorite judge!!!! All did a good job.

  11. 11
    Rachael Says:

    @troll: Get some sleep troll, maybe you will
    feel differently after a little sleep.

  12. 12
    Rachael Says:

    @Sheena: I do !!!!

  13. 13
    Sheila Says:

    Jennifer is the “very best at what they do”?? Um, he does know her that her album just TANKED big-time, right?!! She needs AI more than they need her at this point.

  14. 14
    Mila Says:

    Jlo is beautiful, but not the best at anything. Ryan and the cameras should not focus so much on her hotness. It is annoying. I doubt there are many viewers watching to see her short skirts and boobs. Other than that, I enjoy the show.

  15. 15
    Elena Says:


    AI is the only reason she is still out there, her movie and album flopped big time.

  16. 16
    maggie Says:

    I’m liking this news. But am I reading this right…. keep Keith, Jennifer and Harry and Ryan… not Randy? One can hope. Since they are paring it down to one episode a week next year, why not let the 3 judges do some mentoring? I know I’d love a personal lesson from Keith…. sigh. They could take week about and throw in some guest mentors here and there like they did last season. I’m sure they’d do much better than Randy did last year. Sorry Randy.

  17. 17
    Lynda Says:

    @!Maggie. I am still laughing about your personal lessons from Keith, so funny but I get it. You have some good ideas though. I think they need less camera time on J Lo and a lot more on Keith.

  18. 18
    Brenda Says:

    I love this show, love Keith and Harry together, both hilarious. Wish JLo would wear her dresses a little longer, I cringe sometimes when she walks out in dresses that were made for sixteen year olds not forty five year old women. Anyway, love American Idol, disappointed it’s only going to be on one night a week.

  19. 19
    1urbanfan27 Says:

    I like Jen and I like Harry…But Keith is the ONLY reason I will watch it…

  20. 20
    Audra Says:

    OMG Love this show, love the judges especially Keith Urban. Camera should be on Keith more and J Lo less.

  21. 21
    Amanda Says:

    OMG I love KEITH URBAN on AMERICAN IDOL. I agree with one statement made keep less camera time on J Lo, more camera time on KEITH URBAN !!!

  22. 22
    David Says:

    No one on the show American Idol has as much talent as Keith Urban. Great voice, great songwriter and one of the greatest guitarists going today !!!

  23. 23
    Mary Ann Says:

    AMERICAN IDOL –Love It !!! KEITH URBAN– Love Him Even More !!!!!

  24. 24
    Lori Says:

    Love American Idol and love the three judges especially KEITH URBAN. Ryan Seacrest does a fantastic job year after year, he makes it look easy but I am sure that it isn’t. Great job all of them. I am bummed that it is only going to be on one night a week.

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