We've known for a little while, but now it's official -- Fox has announced the lineup for the "American Idol" Season 13 judges panel as returning judge Keith Urban, returning judge Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr., who we think should've been judging "Idol" as soon as Simon Cowell left.
Connick Jr. says in a statement, "I have always been a huge fan of 'American Idol' and really enjoyed my time as a mentor on the show and I am honored that they've asked me to be a judge this season. As an entertainer, I am truly excited to bring my perspective to 'American Idol,' and to help emerging performers find their way."
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