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Keith Urban, the Lone Idol

by Joe Cassady

Judges Randy Jackson (L-R), Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj and host Ryan Seacrest attend a Fox panel for the television series ''American Idol'' at the 2013 Winter Press Tour for the Television Critics Association in Pasadena, California January 8, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni 

Keith Urban will return to the American Idol panel for season 13. Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj are gone.

Fox reports Jennifer Lopez may return to the show.  Other interested panel judges are Jennifer Hudson, will.i.am from Black Eyed Peas and Dr. Luke. Fox Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly says “there aren't any deals in place yet.”  He added that Fox’s goal for Idol is to find people who are “good at the job, [who] people like” to join the panel, but overall to “refocus on the contestants.”

As for Keith Urban, Reilly is pleased with his return. “He did a great job on the show, fans loved him and you can see how much he loved doing the show.”

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