American Idol Judges: First Official Picture
J-Lo poses with Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr in Boston...
Fox has released the first official picture of the newAmerican Idol judges together.
A publicity snap shows Jennifer Lopez flanked by Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr on the famous judging panel - with the Boston skyline behind them.
The official announcement was made by the TV network yesterday, although J-Lo had been widely reported to be returning for months, and Connick Jr's name was leaked a week beforehand.
The crooner said: "I have always been a huge fan of American Idol and really enjoyed my time as a mentor on the show.
"I am honoured that they've asked me to be a judge this season."
And J-Lo insisted that it was not the money that had lured her back to the show after a year away, but because she'd missed the fun.
She told Ryan Seacrest: "It was one of those things …it was so hard for me to leave the first time …[but] to be honest right now is the worst time for me to stop and do Idol!
"I'm doing two movies and I have my album coming out, but I'm doing it because I want to. I love it!"
Picture © Fox / Michael Becker