Scott Borchetta, President/CEO of Big Machine Label Group – home to Taylor Swift, Rascal Flats, Reba and more – has joined American Idol XIV as mentor.
Borchetta’s Big Machine Records will partner with 19 Entertainment and Universal Music Group to oversee the launch of the American Idol XIV winner’s recording career. For further details, follow the jump.
American Idol XIV premieres on FOX on Wednesday/Thursday, January 7 & 8, 2015.
The entire panel of judges – Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban – along with host Ryan Seacrest are aboard for American Idol XIV. I hope this doesn’t mean we’re still getting tons of cutaways to J-Lo during what are supposed to be the real highlights of the show: the performances. I also hope it doesn’t rain this summer. Doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen.
The press release, for what it’s worth, follow the jump.
From his first appearance as judge on American Idol (Fox, Tuesdays, 8/7C; Wednesdays 9/8C), Keith Urban has consistently been the kindest judge in terms of giving honest critiques without being mean. He also balances touring, and family with his AI gig, so he’s a pretty busty guy.
Recently, he took a bit of time to talk with a group of bloggers about American Idol XIII and was, as usual, charming and open.
Fox has officially announced its new American Idol Dream Team: returning judge Keith Urban is joined by Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr.; Randy Jackson shifts from judge to mentor and the ever reliable Ryan Seacrest returns as host.
For details and reactions, check out the press release after the jump.
Keith Urban is one of the most popular country singers/songwriters in the world, and one of kindest judges ever on American Idol (Fox, Tuesdays/Wednesdays, 8/7C), though he doesn’t shy away from genuine criticism.
Last week, he spoke with a group of journalists/bloggers about being unbiased, getting on Mariah Carey’s good side, and the possibility of a Keith Urban/Nicole Kidman duet on the show – among other things.
After some worrisome moments for Randy Jackson – to paraphrase the song, ‘Is he is, or is he ain’t?’ – the four judges for this season of American Idol are: Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban.