Jennifer Lopez confirms she will return to American Idol

Jennifer Lopez has confirmed finally that she will be returning to American Idol for another season next year.

The singer will re-join Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson on the judging panel for second season after presiding over this year’s run eventually won by Scotty McCreery.

American Idol’s creator and executive producer Simon Fuller said: “Having both Jennifer and Steven return to Idol in 2012 alongside Randy is such a positive reflection on what was a wonderful and hugely successful season last year, and everyone is delighted.”

Mike Darnell, Fox’s president of alternative programming, said: “From the very first day of auditions, we knew we had something special in our new judges’ panel, and we’re so happy that America felt that way too.

“Together with Ryan, who is fantastic day in and day out, they built an incredible connection with both the contestants and our viewers, and I’m absolutely thrilled to welcome them all back to Idolfor another season.”

Executive producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz added: “Their chemistry and ability to select amazing talent made last season one of our most successful yet, and we look forward to going on another exciting ride.”

Source: Digital Spy

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