'American Idol' Season 13 judges panel: Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith UrbanAdd to Favorites | American Idol
Randy Jackson is also back -- not as a judge but as the in-house mentor, instead of former in-house mentor Jimmy Iovine. And of course, Ryan Seacrest will continue his job as host.
Connick Jr. says in a statement, "I have always been a huge fan of 'American Idol' and really enjoyed my time as a mentor on the show and I am honored that they've asked me to be a judge this season. As an entertainer, I am truly excited to bring my perspective to 'American Idol,' and to help emerging performers find their way."
Urban adds, "I think this season of 'Idol' is gonna be a blast. New team, new energy and a whole new field of artists to be discovered and given a chance!"
We have to say -- this is a great panel. J-Lo was a highlight during her tenure as a judge (as long as she's not too much of a softie) and Urban was more or less the only good about last year's judges' panel, plus Connick has been terrific as a mentor.
What do you think, "Idol" fans?