‘American Idol’ has announced its judges panel for the upcoming season. Keith Urban will be returning as judge for the upcoming thirteenth season. However, two big names will also be joining him as judges. Jennifer Lopez will be making her return to the singing competition show and along with her, announced as the third judge will be singer/actor Harry Connick Jr.

“I have always been a huge fan of ‘American Idol’ and really enjoyed my time as a mentor on the show,” Connick said. “And I am honoured that they’ve asked me to be a judge this season. As an entertainer, I am truly excited to bring my perspective to ‘American Idol,’ and to help emerging performers find their way.”

Randy Jackson had announced after last season that he would be leaving the show, The announcement was true, in regards to him leaving as a judge, as he will be back on the show as in-house mentor for the new batch of fresh-faced contestants. Of course, hosting the show will be none other than Ryan Seacrest.

What are your thoughts on the returning judges? Have your say in the comment section below.

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