August 1st, 2013
05:26 PM ET
"American Idol" producers won't have to start from scratch when they staff up for season 13.
Although Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have all departed the "Idol" judges' table, Keith Urban has signed on for another round.
The Fox singing competition confirmed Thursday that Urban will be one of the faces greeting "Idol" hopefuls at auditions in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Detroit, Omaha, Salt Lake City and San Francisco.
It's not known who will join the country star, as he's pretty much the only person left, aside from host Ryan Seacrest. (Even longtime producer Nigel Lythgoe has parted ways with the series.)
There have been plenty of rumors that the "Idol" team is hoping to get Jennifer Lopez to return to her former position as a judge, and People magazine reports that it's a possibility.
But even if Lopez does come back, that still leaves two empty seats on the panel. Who else should the beleaguered show tap to join Urban, and do you think they should go back to a three-person set-up?
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