American Idol Bringing Back All Judges For Season 14
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.23.2014
J-Lo, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. will return...
While American Idol may be suffering in the ratings, they're not changing course with its team this time around. Fox has announced that judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. will return for season fourteen and that Ryan Seacrest will remain as the show's host.
Senior executive VP David Hill said in a statement, "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."
The show has been in a ratings freefall over the last few seasons, with the season thirteen finale down 25% from the previous year's. The show will return in early 2015, with the second stage of the auditions kicking off on Wednesday in New Orleans.