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Keith Urban is confirmed for an Idol return and Jennifer Lopez is "this close" to joining him! Happy Friday welcome back to your music news source online ClevverMusic. It is confirmed my friends, Country singer Keith Urban will return to his seat on the American Idol judging panel for season 13. While at the TV Critic's Association press tour yesterday Fox President Kevin Reilly announced Keith's return to the show. We are hardly shocked at this as Keith was the most relatable judge on the panel for Season 12, sitting next to Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and veteran Randy Jackson. As you already know, Mariah, Nicki and Randy have announced they will NOT be returning to judge on Idol. However, previous judge favorite Jennifer Lopez is super close to signing a deal to take back what was hers, judging on Season 10 and 11 of Idol and she performed on last season's finale. At the press conference Kevin Reilly surprisingly addressed the J.Lo return rumors saying, "Most of what you've been reporting is true... Jennifer has been a close part of the show all along. There is not deal with her or with anybody else," So they have been talking to Jen and it is still a possibility, so we'll cross our fingers. People Magazine is adding fuel to these rumors saying a source close to Jennifer confirms she's close to signing on the dotted line with Fox again. President Kevin Reilly also talked about changes to expect on the show saying, "We have new producers. They've come in with dynamic ideas to tinker with the format between the auditions and the live... We want some judges that are good at the job, that people like, that will refocus our attention on the contestants." We can't wait to see what this tinkering turns out to be this Fall. No doubt his reference to refocusing the attention to the contestants was due to Mariah and Nicki's public feud as judges on the show last season, which included Q-tip waving and lots of bickering. As for who might be joining Keith and Jennifer on the panel we aren't sure but popular rumors have included former Idols like Adam Lambert, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson and more. There will be more where that came from just keep it here on ClevverMusic for more Idol updates as they come. Tell us if you think Jennifer should return to Idol or has she 'been there done that'? I'm Misty Kingma have an awesome weekend and I'll see you soon.