Posted: 4:28 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013
Just one day after announcing that they’d locked in Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. as 2014′s American Idol Judges, Fox has released the first photo of the trio hard at work.
Urban is the only returning judge from last season. Lopez was a judge for two years but took a break from the 2013 season, in which she was replaced – unsuccessfully – by Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. Connick is the only A.I. newcomer to the judging table, though he had been a guest mentor in the past. Former longtime judge Randy Jackson will spent this season as an in-house mentor to contestants.
The photo was taken Wednesday while the three were judging auditions in Boston. No word on how many contestants they decided to “send to Hollywood.”