September 05, 2013 09:00 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
It’s official — Jennifer Lopez will definitely be returning to American Idol for season 13. Also included on the judging panel are Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. We can expect great things from this group, in part because they’re so darn enthusiastic about the show!
Jennifer Lopez already enjoys an incredibly successful music career, so she really doesn’t need to join the American Idol judging panel as a means of garnering attention or opening up outside opportunities. She simply enjoys serving as a mentor for up-and-coming musicians. And she does a great job of it!
There’s many things to admire about JLo, but when it comes to her work on Idol, we’d have to argue that enthusiasm is one of her best qualities. The singer and returning Idol judge makes it clear that she’s invested in the show’s contestants. She made this clear during a recent press conference, explaining, that, although she really enjoyed last year’s world tour, she’s definitely ready for a return to the judging panel — even if it means a crammed schedule. “It wasn’t the easiest thing to fit in this season of Idol, but I do love it so much.”
Fans of American Idol overwhelmingly approve of the season 13 judging panel. And apparently, JLo has caught on to this positive public perception. She said that while she doesn’t worry too much about the show’s ratings, she views current fan feedback as a good sign. “It makes me feel good that there’s good feelings about American Idol. Because the show’s a great show and the focus is back where it’s supposed to be – on the show and contestants, and tuning in for some great entertainment, a few laughs and that emotion that comes along with that ride and that journey.”
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