JLO Joins Keith Urban/Harry Connick Jr On American Idol 13

After weeks of rumors, the producers of American Idol have confirmed the return of Jennifer Lopez.

The 13th edition of the reality TV show will have the star in Latin bench of judges alongside newcomer Harry Connick Jr and Keith Urban, the only remnant of last season.

"The American Idol has always been done around the finding of the best superstar and the next season our panel of judges will bring the most incredible combination of talent, knowledge and personality to do just that," the ad says Kevin Riley, president of the entertainment channel Fox.

"Jennifer Lopez , the international superstar that Idol loves and is loved by fans of the show, Harry Connick Jr. , a true musical genius, and a great mentor to Idol, whose honesty and experience can help transform hopeful superstars; Keith Urban, an artist multi-Grammy Award winning it was a very positive force in the program last season, "explains Riley.

Former judge Randy Jackson also return to the program as a counselor and the presenter Ryan Seacrest remains.

With the announcement of the outputs of Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, after just one season, many names have been mentioned among the possible new judges. The last on the list were Scooter Braun, manager of Justin Bieber, and producer of some of the biggest pop hits, Dr Luke.

The 13th season of American Idol debut in the U.S. in January 2014.