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Preview: ‘American Idol’ (Season 13)

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After the debacle that was Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj‘s stint on American Idol, it appears producers are looking to defrost the ice on the panel and re-embrace the warmer tone of previous seasons.

Set to return to FOX in January, a new teaser for season 13 has been unwrapped, featuring judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and new Idol freshman Harry Connick Jr.

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Official: Jennifer Lopez Returns To ‘American Idol’ / Leads Revamped Judging Panel

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She’s back…again.

A year after relinquishing her seat on American Idol, Pop diva Jennifer Lopez will officially be returning to the FOX hit – it has been confirmed.

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Report: Will.I.Am Joins ‘American Idol’ Panel….Alongside Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez

AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 13 THAT GRAPE JUICE Report: Will.I.Am Joins American Idol Panel....Alongside Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez

If a report published by our pals over at ‘OmgInsider’ is anything to go by, you’re looking at American Idol’s Season 13 judging panel.

Released months after its Nicki Minaj led Season 12 panel disbanded, this reported new panel sees former judge Jennifer Lopez return to join Season 12 judge Keith Urban and ‘The Voice UK’ front man Will.I.Am.

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Candice Glover Crowned 2013 American Idol

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It’s certainly been a long road for Candice Glover.  Narrowed down from thousands of contestants, the powerhouse performer saw that journey end and her quest for divadom begin as she bested 22-year-old Texan songstress Kree Harrison to be named 2013′s ‘American Idol’ champ.

A fan favorite from the very start, Candice consistently wowed fans with her takes on tunes ‘Chasing Pavements’, ‘I Who Have Nothing’, and many more.

As we look forward to music from both of the blossoming vocalists, we at That Grape Juice extend our congratulations to Glover for being crowned this year’s winner!

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Watch: Candice Glover & Jennifer Hudson Rock “American Idol” Finale With Soulful Duet

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As has become annual fare, some of music’s biggest stars have flocked to the ‘American Idol’ season finale to perform and/or cheer on their favorite talent hopeful.

With U.S. viewers glued to screens to see the outcome of the Candice Glover/Kree Harrison showdown, the former took to the stage to lend her melisma-laden vocals to the Natalie Cole hit ‘Inseparable’.

Much to crowd delight, the budding diva was joined by another Idol alum – Jennifer Hudson.  The result was a powerhouse combo that is sure to go down as one of the show’s most memorable moments.

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Weigh In: Nicki Minaj Reportedly Set To Leave ‘American Idol’ / Should She Go?

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As has been swarming the net since earlier today, ‘Va Va Voom’ vixen Nicki Minaj is reportedly the next judge aboard ‘American Idol’s judging panel to bid the show adieu – following the lead of veteran judge Randy Jackson.

What started off as a testament to the diva’s growing star power quickly turned sour as she fended herself from blame by a number of the show’s devoted fans for its decline in viewership since news of her inclusion.

Indeed, from the very start her tenure on the reality singing competition has been rocked with criticisms, beginning with that epic diva showdown with fellow judge/pop icon Mariah Carey

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‘American Idol’: Nicki Minaj And Mariah Carey Engage In ‘Hot 100′ Spar

If you’re anything like us, you’ll know that Wednesdays and Thursdays aren’t complete until you’ve tuned in to FOX’s ‘American Idol’.

However, if you’re one of the few who missed last night’s episode, you would have missed the hilarious hiss fest engaged in by ‘Here I Am‘ Rapper Nicki Minaj and ‘Triumphant’ Diva Mariah Carey- both judges on the show.

Peep the chart fuelled cattiness above…and pick up a copy of Carey’s ‘Triumphant‘ here!

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Jennifer Lopez Responds To Reports That She’s Replacing Mariah Carey On American Idol

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The net was set ablaze last week when reports that American Idol producers were planning a mid-season shake-up caught on like wildfire. Multiple sources claimed that the show’s creators were looking to oust Mariah Carey and replace her with rival and former judge on the show Jennifer Lopez. Carey’s only saving grace was said to be the legal action she threatened upon learning of the “coup”.

Drama, much?

Keen to establish if the story is fact or fiction, Extra put the question to Lopez directly in Los Angeles last night. Find out what she said below…

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