Keith Urban is back as a judge on the new season of American Idol. He is the lone returning judge from the most recent season, joined this time by Jennifer Lopez, who was a judge on seasons 10 and 11, and former contestant mentor Harry Connick, Jr. Working with the two new judges this season came naturally for Keith.
“The very first day that J-Lo, Harry and I got on set, it just felt like we’d been doing it a long time,” he said. “In theory, it seemed like it was going to work, and for us, it worked perfectly. So, I hope it comes across that way, ‘cause…I’ve never had as much fun as we’re having this season, so that’s a good thing.”
The show will premiere over the course of two nights beginning Wednesday, January 15 at 8/7c on FOX. In between shows, Keith will be on the road, headlining his Light the Fuse Tour. His new single, “Cop Car,” is at radio now.