The "American Idol" Judging Panel Returns For Season 14

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Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. will return as judges and Ryan Seacrest will host American Idol for its 14th season.

Jennifer, Keith, Harry and Ryan are the very best in the business at what they do, and I’m thrilled 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 Vice President, 21st Century Fox.

I am thrilled our consummate host, Mr. Ryan Seacrest, is returning for Season 14, together with Jennifer, Harry and Keith,” said American Idol creator and executive producer Simon Fuller. “Their interaction, warmth and experience made them an absolute joy to watch. I can't wait to see their evolution together continue next season.”

American IdolXIV auditions continue in New Orleans, LA (Wednesday, June 25); Uniondale, NY; (Wednesday, July 23); Nashville, TN; (Wednesday, July 30); and San Francisco, CA; (Monday, Sept. 29). Additonally, the American Idol team revs up its bicoastal bus tour. Kicking off on Wednesday, July 9 both in Portland, ME, and Portland, OR, the American Idol XIV Bus Tour will offer dreamers and hopefuls a chance to change their lives forever and begin their own American Idol journey. Hopefuls can also submit auditions online through social media using #TheNextIdol

For more information go to http://www.americanidol.com/

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