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Keith Urban & Fellow American Idol Judges to Return for Season 14

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All of you Keith Urban fans will be happy to hear, you’ll be able to see him every week again next season. “American Idol” will return for the it’s 14th season and Keith will sit alongside Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. again to judge the singing competition.

“Jennifer, Keith, Harry and Ryan are the very best in the business at what they do, and I’m thrilled that they are returning to American Idol for another season,” said David Hill, senior exec vp, 21st Century Fox. “Each brings unique qualities and expertise to the team, but they all share the same passion for helping undiscovered singers achieve the American dream.”

However, “American Idol” will most likely see a format change in the upcoming season, switching from a two-times a week format to just a single day in order to recover recent ratings drops.

Are you excited to see Keith return to “American Idol?”

“American Idol” Will Award the True Believers this Season

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“American Idol” is willing to pay big money for standing by the side of an eventual winner. Season 14 has added the American Idol True Believer Award and it will allow contestants who make it past a certain point each to designate one person who supported them above all else. That person could be the winning contestant’s relative, friend, mentor, co-worker, or a loved one who has helped them to achieve their dreams just by believing in them.

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“True Believer.” Then, should that contestant win, their “true believer will also walk away with the $50,000 award, simply for believing someone they cared about could make it on the show. In case the winning contestant doesn’t choose a “True Believer,” the money will instead be donated to a charity chosen by “American Idol.”

Ryan Seacrest will be back to continue his hosting duties next year. Additionally, all three judges – Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick, Jr. – are expected to return. So far, no official announcement from “American Idol” showrunners has surfaced.

Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban & Jennifer Nettles Close “American Idol” with Stellar Performances

The finale of “American Idol” featured more than just the crowning of Caleb Johnson as the newest super star…It also featured some stellar country music. Lady Antebellum debuted their new single “Bartender.” Keith Urban and fellow judges Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. performed a medley, and Jennifer Nettles performed “That Girl” and “Wrecking Ball” with Jessica Meuse.

Lady Antebellum to Debut “Bartender” on ‘American Idol’ TONIGHT!

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Lady Antebellum will make the television debut of their sultry new single “Bartender” this Wednesday (5/21) on the season finale of American Idol at 7:00P CT on FOX. The new track is now available for purchase on iTunes and is also officially going for adds at country radio this week.

To listen to “Bartender,” click here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2014/05/19/lady-antebellum-bartender-first-listen/9261145/

From Los Angeles, the trio will cross the country to perform on Good Morning America on Friday (5/23), where they’ll kick off the show’s Summer Concert Series live from Central Park. Fans outside of New York City will be able to catch the group on their headlining 2014 TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR through the fall. For a full list of upcoming television appearances and tour dates, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.

Scotty McCreery Returns to American Idol – VIDEO

Scotty McCreery returned to American Idol to play “Feelin’ It” on Thursday night (5/15). Check out the video of his performance above!

Scotty recently opened up about this home invasion that happened earlier this month saying that one of the men involved held a pistol to his head.

“The first guy in the room had an assault rifle, and he put that right against the sternum of the guy who opened the door,” says McCreery. “The main guy, who was casing the living room, he had a pistol to my head and a pistol at another guy’s head. It definitely puts your life in perspective when you’re staring down the barrel of a pistol.”

The armed men took wallets, cash and electronics during the home invasion, investigators said. No one was hurt.

Mikkail Jamal Shaw, 19, was arrested a few days after the home invasion after he turned himself into police.   He is charged with armed robbery and conspiracy.

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