Just yesterday, I posted an article about the rumors brewing behind the scenes of American Idol and now it’s confirmed, well kind of. While speaking to the media during the Television and Critics Association press tour, Fox Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly said that Keith Urban IS indeed returning to American Idol Season 13 as judge.
Reilly also confirmed that they are in talks with Jennifer Lopez, but no definite deal is on the horizon.
E! News Online reported that Will.i.am is in talks with Idol and “…it looks like he is going to do it.” He will round out a panel that will include Urban and J.Lo.
Meanwhile, Keith Urban expressed his excitement via Twitter:
On the other hand, it looks like Randy Jackson just could not quit Idol. There can be holocaust and Armageddon or a Zombie Apocalypse and he will still be on the show! Reilly told Deadline that the ex-judge will be back in “some capacity.”
“[Jackson] will be back in some capacity. He is a friend of show, and certainly guests spots [are real possibility]”