Nigel Lythgoe: ‘All 3 Judges Returning To American Idol’

Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe told Ryan Seacrest on Wednesday “that all three judges, along with the brilliant host of American Idol, [are] back for next season.”

The announcement, which came on Seacrest’s KIIS-FM radio show in Los Angeles, ends months of speculation, as Jennifer Lopez had been hemming and hawing over whether she’d return for a second season alongside Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler.

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Lythgoe said the merry band will soon hit the road for auditions for the show’s eleventh season in the following cities: Denver, Colorado; Houston, Texas; St. Louis, Missouri; San Diego, California; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Charleston, South California and Portland, Oregon.


Listen To Nigel’s Announcement



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