The new panel of judges for American Idol hasn’t been announced yet, but that didn’t stop Katie Couric from confirming a list of judges to Jennifer Lopez during her new daytime talk show.
Any new daytime talk show is always eager to be the first one with the scoop, but Katie Couric may have taken things a bit too far.
Despite the fact that Fox hasn’t confirmed who the judges for the new season of American Idol will be, the host of the self titled talk show, Katie, told Jennifer Lopez that having Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, and Randy Jackson as Idol judges was a sure thing.
Even J-Lo was surprised that Couric had a hold of such exclusive information as she asked the host, “Did they announce?”
Without much hesitation at all, Couric confirmed that yes the network did announce… or did they?
A Fox representative told ABCNews.com, “Please note that the only confirmed judges for American Idol is Mariah Carey. No other judges have been announced at this time.”
Perhaps Couric lied about the announcement in order to be the first one to get a scoop on J-Lo’s opinion of the new judges?
Of course, there is always the possibility that the talk show host was simply confused and misunderstood that although it is very likely that Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, and Randy Jackson will indeed be behind the judge’s table it simply is too soon to say it is a fact.
Lopez was confused about Couric revealing the new judges panel, but she did share her opinion about the new possible Idol judges.
“That’s an eclectic group,” Jennifer Lopez said during her sit down with Katie. “I think they all have something really different to offer, so it should be interesting.”
The Latin Billboards chart topper also admitted she was very excited to hear that Randy would still be a part of the show, despite the fact that this hasn’t really been confirmed.
“I love Randy,” the “Dance Again” crooner exclaimed. “I’m glad he’s doing it.”
All the rumored judges for the new season of American Idol are all undergoing the final stage of negotiations, and Keith Urban’s decision to leave the Australian version of The Voice is a pretty good sign for the American Idol producers.
“I’ve been so fortunate to have been a part of The Voice,” country crooner Keith Urban said in a statement released by Australia’s Nine Network. “And as much as I’d love to do it again, it’s clear that the recording and promoting of a new album, a tour, and other commitments, will keep me from being a part of the second season.”
It’s very possible that the “other commitments” include a new position on the judge’s panel for one of America’s top rated singing competitions.