It is official. After several speculations and rumors if she was returning or not, Jennifer Lopez will indeed be sitting in the judging chair for American Idol Season 13. Along side her will be returning judge, Keith Urban, and newbie and frequent guest mentor Harry Connick, Jr. Randy Jackson, who stepped down from his judging duties last year, will be replacing Jimmy Iovine as mentor to the Idol contestants. Ryan Seacreast will continue his hosting duties.
Chairman of entertainment at Fox Broadcasting Company Kevin Reilly issued the following statement: