American Idol Returns to FOX
The fourteenth season of American Idol, also known as American Idol XIV, will premiere on the Fox television network on January 7, 2015. The show is hosted by Ryan Seacrest. Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. returned for their respective fourth, third and second seasons as judges. Eighth season runner-up Adam Lambert served as a guest judge for the Long Island auditions in the place of Urban. Randy Jackson will not return as the mentor for this season. Scott Borchetta will be taking Jackson’s place for this season. Some changes this season include only airing one episode a week when it reaches the top 10. Also Coca Cola ended their longtime sponsorship with the show. Another change is before the auditions even air the Top 24 was released.
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