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

Published: Thursday 1st Aug 2013 by David

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.

Full story below…

Minutes after FOX confirmed Urban would be remaining with the hit show, ‘Insider’ published a report which saw them reveal fresh info relayed to them by a source at the network.

This info, seeing the supposed source name Lopez and Will as the musicians set to join the ‘Blue Stranger’ on the Season 13 panel!

Set to be confirmed in the coming weeks, Lopez’ alleged return to the series will no doubt used to push her hotly anticipated new album, and boost Will’s profile in the market- where his solo material has struggled to flourish, despite the success he enjoyed in the ‘Black Eyed Peas‘.

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  1. HoneychildPlease August 1, 2013

    Hunty pull the plug!!

    • Monstarebel August 1, 2013

      Lol yes b****!

      • HoneychildPlease August 1, 2013

        Hey boo!!

      • Monstarebel August 1, 2013

        Hey gorgeous how you doing?

      • HoneychildPlease August 1, 2013

        Good enjoying this day! How’s life been hun?

      • Monstarebel August 1, 2013

        i know that’s right boo… I just been working my ass off girl trying to enjoy my summer ya know.

    • stephy the lambily August 1, 2013


      • HoneychildPlease August 1, 2013

        Hey hun! XOXO how are you durrrrrling?

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  2. bleako August 1, 2013

    i like this line up!

    • ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) August 1, 2013

      Chile boo

    • truth(the new and refined TRUTH. f*** icki she done now i just slay a b****…yew mad??) August 1, 2013

      shut up B****

  3. The Boy Toy August 1, 2013

    American Idol has run it’s course & most of the winners are flops anyway!

  4. stephy the lambily August 1, 2013

    BORINGGGGGG….. BRING BACK NICKI & MARAIH so they can fight

  5. Monstarebel August 1, 2013

    Oooooo hunty this will be the last season r.i.p idol.

  6. stephy the lambily August 1, 2013


    • Monstarebel August 1, 2013


  7. Love Life August 1, 2013

    Cant stand him.

    • stephy the lambily August 1, 2013

      yasss i hate will i am/….. his face is rubbish

  8. rih rox (ignore that imposter who’s always here it has my old account and now i have a new one) August 1, 2013

    The only successful acts they’ve ever had was Jenifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson. Every other ones have been flops now it’s become a platform/panel for struggling celebrities to promote themselves and collect a pay check.

    • Matt Basically August 1, 2013

      Carrie Underwood…?

      • rih rox (ignore that imposter who’s always here it has my old account and now i have a new one) August 1, 2013

        Oh yeah….those the only well known successful ones they’ve had.

      • kenken August 1, 2013

        Fantasia? She is more successful and popular than Jennifer Hudson oh and she won Season 3 in which J-Hud was a part of.

  9. Aquarius August 1, 2013

    He was so f****** annoying on The Voice UK with his lame ‘that was super duper dope’ critique… Good riddance! Now the poor Idol audience (if anyone actually watches) have stomach it. Pharell Williams>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Flop.I.Am

  10. Beyawnce August 1, 2013 didn’t bring nothing new to the voice so I doubt he’ll do the same for AI , AI has run its course its time to pull the plug its not like they are producing superstars

  11. JOHNVIDAL August 1, 2013

    WHAT??? Are they serious with that guy??? LOL This has to be fake. He just talks s*** and is irrelevant. Weren´t they going to bring old contestant to juge? Wasn´t Jennifer Hudson confirmed? A mess. Horrible panel if it´s true. Didn´t they say Keith was not going to return either?

  12. pat August 1, 2013

    if you can’t get madonna, janet, bey, rih, or gaga…there’s really no reason to keep it going

    • Suicide Blonde August 1, 2013

      Madonna on a tv show, you don’t know nothing about that woman, right?

      • pat August 1, 2013

        my point exactly.

  13. Kemar (@S_C_Jr) August 1, 2013

    I hate He’s so annoying. I like J. Lo. Keith was okay last season. I’ll miss Mariah & Nicki, despite their “feud.” Tbh, AI has run it’s course. Fox needs to know its okay to move on. They can change the judges all they want but I doubt that will help the ratings. Just let it go!

  14. Suicide Blonde August 1, 2013

    Baby credit cards aren’t romance
    So you’re tryna buy what’s already yours

    • stephy the lambily August 1, 2013

      Hi, baby

      • Suicide Blonde August 1, 2013

        Hi Stephy!.

  15. Shauwndapooh August 1, 2013

    That is just sad

  16. ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) August 1, 2013

    OMG JUST END IT! No one cares anymore! Who even won last season???

  17. Grump August 1, 2013

    Who really does TGJ’s write ups? Nicki Minaj led judging panel? JLo’s hotly anticipated album? What planet does this website live on? Anyway American Idol is DEAD. Even bringing back MJ from the dead couldn’t save it. They need to revamp the whole show or just cancel. Scrap the played out boring themes most people don’t know, involve the judges with contestant choices, scrap the auditions making a fool of people. Most especially keep JLo and Will far away from the panel. All these could help, but who am I really to say?

  18. truth(the new and refined TRUTH. f*** icki she done now i just slay a b****…yew mad??) August 1, 2013

    honey just cancel the s***. jHo aint gonna bring in ratings, with her nonsingin WHORING ass.

  19. DeezNuts August 1, 2013

    This judging panel will be the DEATH of American Idol.

    JLo better pop a Titty out or sumthing because Lord knows this panel SCREAMS “change the channel”!

    Nicki was the best thing to Happen to Idol IMO.
    🙂 BYE!

    • truth(the new and refined TRUTH. f*** icki she done now i just slay a b****…yew mad??) August 1, 2013

      B**** just croak

  20. Toto August 1, 2013

    J-Ho and are both no talent flops.

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  22. Rosie August 1, 2013

    Just when I thought they jumped the ship completely with Nicki, they bring the most untalented and annoying man in music out along with J. Low whose career went straight back to the grave since leaving.
    They should let Queen Zooey judge since she’s a better singer than everyone on the panel, but she’s too classy and relevant for this mess of a show. But at least they’ll give New Girl promo.

  23. Cream August 1, 2013

    Just put these ribs on the grill

  24. Hadley August 1, 2013 and J Lo are two of the floppiest ‘artists’ out there. And neither can sing! Yet they are judging others!?

  25. Jake August 1, 2013

    The only thing that would make me watch that is if they bringd some cat fight judge action like Joan Rivers/Chelsea Handler action not just Mariah and Nicki s*** . Or Janet and beyoncé . Or you know what Beyoncé Jay-Z Kanye and Kim that’s probably the only panel that can save it anyway

  26. Jake August 1, 2013

    Ir you know who would be perfect MEL B. , I don’t know that much about her but I’ve seen her do the uk x factor and b**** brings it , she’s really lives up to the scary spice reputation !

  27. JER August 1, 2013


  28. tits mcgee August 1, 2013

    I agree the show is now s*** on a shingle. #flushit!

  29. Daniel Teflon August 1, 2013

    Lawdy wtf J.Lo ain’t no Save a Show her ass can’t sing just dance!! Will I Am is a Will I Not be only sounds good with the Black Eye Peas!! Keith Urban is a good singer just not into county music though!!

  30. theman August 1, 2013

    This show is over.. No one is even paying attention to the recent idol champ. It jumped the shark when people started caring more about the judges than anything else. Oh and u mean’t the Mariah led panel.. This site always fails at trying to be clever.. Poor journalism, if that’s what u call it lol..

  31. cake like lady gaga August 2, 2013

    Nothing can save AI now, even if they got Obama to join the panel. I think its time to let it go

  32. Grande The Way August 2, 2013

    As a producer Will should know about talent but then again he isn’t really a producer. More of an Xerox machine. Jennifer Lopez needs to find Ciara and open a dance studio because she can neither sing nor act. AI should end with what little respect people have for it. The Voice is much better since its about actual vocal talent and the judges can actually sing (except Adam, it must be awkward for him during group performances).

  33. MRB August 2, 2013

    SMH this show isn’t getting no new ratings! Will I Am is the worst producer to walk the planet. I cant stand an arrogant men that has no reason to be! They need to pull the plug!

  34. Dee August 2, 2013

    I’m gonna Need for you to take another looks because fantasia has sold more records than Jennifer Hudson so what are you talking about

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