Keith Urban Signs for Another Season of “Idol”


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It’s confirmed: Keith Urban is coming back to “American Idol”.

The Australian country superstar is said to be the first judge confirmed to be returning on the show in 2014, says Fox Chairman of Entertainment Kevin Reilly.

“Keith is gonna return to the show. Keith did a great job last year,” he said at the TCA Summer Tour . “The fans really liked him. I think with a new panel you’re gonna see Keith’s a really funny guy and I think he didn’t get to let his personality really shine through, but you could see how much he loved the show, so Keith’s gonna be back.”

Reilly also said that there have been discussions to bring back former judge Jennifer Lopez to the show.

“Jennifer has been a close part of the show all along, obviously she’s even been on it since she’s left the panel, so there have been discussions there,” he continued. “There is no deal with her or with anybody else, so I really can’t speak it more than that.”

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