Harry Connick Jr. is in. Jennifer Lopez is returning. And Randy Jackson will never go away.
Following weeks of speculation and near-casting decisions, Fox has confirmed the Season 13 roster for American Idol:
Keith Urban will join Connick and Lopez at the judging table, while Ryan Seacrest will once again host and Randy Jackson will take over for Jimmy Iovine as in-house mentor.
In a statement, Kevin Reilly - Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company - explained the moves: