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FOX announces new 'American Idol' judges

FOX has announced the new "American Idol" judging panel, which will feature holdover Randy Jackson and newcomers Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. //www.hitfix.com/articles/fox-announces-new-american-idol-judges

Keith Urban Leaves His Gig on The Voice Australia: Is He Definitely Joining American Idol?

Keith Urban won’t be continuing with his gig on the Australian version of The Voice. Could it be because he’s moving on to bigger and better talent competitions? We wouldn’t want to jump to conclusions, but it sure looks like it! The country star has been rumored to be a contender for a judging spot on American Idol since August. And now, he appears to be clearing his schedule. //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/PPqOJ1yA3YU/keith-urban-leaves-his-gig-on-the-voice-australia-is-he-definitely-joining-american-idol

'American Idol' judges announced by ... Katie Couric? Jennifer Lopez weighs in

Did new talk show host Katie Couric just "announce" the new "American Idol" judges?"Katie" is one of several new talk shows dotting the TV landscape and as such, it sends out previews for upcoming shows. The preview for the Friday, Sept. 14 episode reads as follows (and video is above):Jennifer Lopez on the new American Idol judges (which Katie Couric reveals during their interview):KC: What do you think about the new group of judges?JL: Did they announce? KC: Yeah.JL:  Who is it?KC: Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy [Jackson]. Randy's back.JL:  Randy is! Oh thank god. I love Randy. I'm glad he's doing it.KC: What do you think of that group? That's sort of interesting, don't you think?JL:  That's an eclectic group.KC: Yeah!JL: Yeah it is.KC: I'm glad. I think it will be fun to have Keith Urban there.JL: I think they all have something really different to offer so it should be... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/09/american-idol-judges-announced-by-katie-couric-jennifer-lopez-weighs-in.html

'American Idol' Tour: Final Curtain Call Features Group Singalongs, Booty-Shaking Party Rock (Video)

The singers took their final bow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Tuesday night, and the season 11 cast celebrated in style. //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/By9V8F2r68E/story01.htm

Phillip Phillips Thinks Stevie Wonder Should Judge American Idol (VIDEO)

We get that Phillip Phillips loves Stevie Wonder. In fact, "Superstition" is one of the American Idol winner’s favorite songs to perform live. So when radio host Brian Douglas of Ohio station Q102 asked Phillip who he thinks should judge Idol, the singer named the soul legend as his top pick. "I said Stevie Wonder, because it wouldn’t be about looks or anything," explained Phillip. "It’s about the music, and he’s a genius." And what... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/HMJr0A0RG3E/phillip-phillips-thinks-stevie-wonder-should-judge-american-idol-video

Randy Jackson Closes Deal on American Idol Judging Spot: Report

After all that’s been said about Randy Jackson’s future involvement with American Idol, it looks like he’ll return to the judging spot he’s held down for the last ten years. Randy gave a coy interview with The View yesterday in which he dodged questions about what his role on the show will be. Today, Deadline reports that Fox has decided to renew his contract as a judge for Season 12 of Idol after talks with Latin singer Enrique Iglesias proved... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/5qbyjsgAxe4/randy-jackson-closes-deal-on-american-idol-judging-spot-report

'American Idol' Alum Paul McDonald to Premiere New Song on 'Parenthood' (Audio)

Season 10's indie rocker will also debut his acting chops on the NBC series Tuesday night. //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/yJi1wlxfPDM/story01.htm

Randy Jackson Dodges Questions About American Idol on The View (VIDEO)

American Idol’s Randy Jackson appeared on The View this morning, but rather than clarifying any of the lingering rumors over whether he’ll return for Season 12 as a judge or come back in a mentoring capacity, he only muddied the waters further. When Barbara Walters asked Randy directly what role he’d take if and when he returns to the show, and he wasn’t exactly forthcoming. "Well, listen, I don’t think everything’s really been worked out,... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/QrXA40AfqHM/randy-jackson-dodges-questions-about-american-idol-on-the-view-video

'American Idol' Source: Enrique Iglesias Out, Randy Jackson Back in as Judge

Iglesias had been eyed as a possible fourth judge, joining the already-announced Mariah Carey as well as Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, both of whom are said to be wrapping up deals. //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/n-jAualZUtU/story01.htm

"American Idol" David Cook Covers Counting Crows at Tampa Bay Summerfest (Video)

The Season Seven winner was the headliner at the Tampa Bay event, which included performances by Edwin McCain and Juliet Simms of 'The Voice." //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/9_JEi7yZ98Y/story01.htm