American Idol is Back!
Grammy Award-winning recording artist, actress, movie and television producer and entrepreneur Jennifer Lopez returns to American Idol XIII as a judge. Lopez will be joined by Grammy- and Emmy Award-winning multi-platinum singer, musician, songwriter, composer and film/television and Broadway actor Harry Connick, Jr. The two will sit on the IDOL judges’ panel with previously announced judge Keith Urban, the four-time Grammy Award-winning country artist.
The thirteenth season of American Idol, is slated to premiere on the television network this January 2014. Keith Urban returned for his second season as a judge. Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr. joined the judging panel as replacement judges for Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson. Rickey Minor will return to the show as musical director.
“AMERICAN IDOL has always been about discovering the next singing superstar, and next season our judging panel will deliver a most impressive combination of talent, wisdom and personality to do just that: Jennifer Lopez, the triple-threat global superstar who loves IDOL and whom IDOL fans love; Harry Connick, Jr., a bona-fide musical genius and fantastic IDOL mentor whose honesty and expertise can help turn these hopefuls into stars; Keith Urban, a multi-Grammy-winning artist who was such a positive force on the show last season. We are also very excited to have our friend Randy Jackson now in a new role as mentor, and the captain of our team – the heart and soul of IDOL – Ryan Seacrest returning as host.” --- Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.
Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, television's No. 1 hit series empowers contestants and viewers to share their voices in deciding who will be America's next singing superstar.
|The American Idol XIII judges sat down to the judges' table for the first time together|
Catch the two day premiere on ETC this January 16, Thursday LIVE via satellite at 6PM with a primetime telecast at 8PM and January 17, Friday LIVE via satellite at 6PM with a primetime telecast at 9PM.
Watch American Idol Season 13 on ETC online, log onto http://www.blink-now.com to watch ETC’s free live streaming on a computer.
ETC is seen on UHF channel 21, Sky Cabe and Destiny Digital Ch. 16, Global Destiny Ch. 28, Cignal Ch. 9, Cable Link Ch. 34 and various cable operators nationwide.