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"American Idol" Judges, Host to Return for Season 14

Tue, 24 Jun 2014 03:11:53 +0000

Credit: Michael Becker/FOX (NEW YORK) --  Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr. are all returning next season as judges on American Idol, according to a statement from Fox.

Ryan Seacrest is also coming back as host for season 14.

"Jennifer, Keith, Harry and Ryan are the very best in the business at what they do, and I’m absolutely ecstatic that they are returning to American Idol for another season. Each brings unique qualities and expertise to the team, but they all share the same passion for helping undiscovered singers achieve the American dream,” said David Hill, senior executive VP of 21st Century Fox.

Auditions for the singing competition are under way and continue in New Orleans this week before moving to New York in July. The show's ratings have sagged in recent years to the lowest since the inaugural season and less than half that of its top years from 2005-2009.

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