When does American Idol 2014 start on Fox?

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Question: What date does American Idol come on in 2014?

Answer: The start date for season 13 of Idol has been officially confirmed for Wednesday, January 15, 2014 on Fox.

The new year will see a number of changes to the shows panel, including the return of former judge Jennifer Lopez.

Judge J-Lo - Photograph by Ana Carolina Kley Vita

Judge J-Lo – Photograph by Ana Carolina Kley Vita

J-Lo will be joined behind the desk by the only surviving name from last season, Keith Urban. The country singer was the first name to be confirmed for the upcoming season.

Rounding out the line-up, and taking the third and final seat is US actor/singer/conductor, Harry Connick, Jr. The all-round musical master has previous appeared as a guest on Idol when he mentored the season 12 final four acts.

Meanwhile, original judge Randy Jackson has finally stepped down, but will still feature in 2014 as contestant mentor. Jackson had previously planned to make this change last season but was kept in to avoid the show having a completely new panel.

Despite American Idol not premiering until January, 2014, regional auditions have already begun all the way back in July of 2013.

Reference sources: Huffington Post

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