Jennifer Lopez is returning to 'American Idol' for Season 13
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Jennifer Lopez is back! After months of speculation, sources have confirmed to Us Weekly that the 44-year-old singer will be returning to "American Idol" for its 13th season. Lopez had served as a judge for two previous seasons in 2011 and 2012.
Lopez will be joining fellow musician Keith Urban, who has already signed on for another consecutive year. "I can't talk too much about it . . . I will confirm one thing is Keith [Urban] is gonna return to the show," FOX chairman Kevin Reilly announced at the 2013 Summer TCA Press Tour in early August.
He added: "Keith did a great job last year, the fans really liked him. Keith's a really funny guy . . ."
The "Live It Up" singer's rejoining of the singing competition follows the departures of Season 12 judges, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and veteran judge Randy Jackson. Jackson announced his exit in May, while Carey and Minaj followed suit later in the month.
Auditions are currently underway for Season 13 of "American Idol." Judges three and four have yet to be determined.
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