The new season of “American Idol” begins next week, with Jennifer Lopez returning as a judge. The Season 13 judges are Lopez, Harry Connick Jr., and Keith Urban (who returns from Season 12). Lopez and Connick replace outgoing judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. Lopez was a judge during Seasons 10 and 11 before leaving the series.
“American Idol” returns to television in a two-day premiere on January 15 & 16, 2013 on Fox.
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