Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson are out and a new panel of judges are in!
According to the Hollywood Reporter, “American Idol” producers have finally finalized the judges’ panel for the show’s 13th season. Along with former judges Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. has signed on the dotted line.
Connick is a familiar face to the reality show. The singer has made numerous appearances as a mentor and performer.
Sources say producers hope Connick will appear to the show’s key older female demographic better than previous songstresses Carey and Minaj.
Host Ryan Seacrest confirmed that big news on his Twitter account Friday. “Got some @AmericanIdol news for you coming very soon…” he wrote.
How do you think the chemistry between Urban, Lopez and Connick will work for the show? Do you plan to tune in?
Check Out This Gallery
1. Rihanna On American Idol 
Belting out her song
2. Rihanna On American Idol 
She's really getting into her song
3. Rihanna On American Idol 
She's feeling it!!!
4. Rihanna On American Idol 
Strike a pose!
5. Rihanna On American Idol 
Lovin' the dress
6. Rihanna On American Idol 
Rihanna poses with J.Lo