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Singer Harry Connick Jr. performs onstage at "American Idol" Season 12 Top 4 To 3 Live Elimination Show in Los Angeles. Fox announced Tuesday that Connick, along with Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban will be judges on the upcoming season of "American Idol." (AP Photo/Fox, Frank Micelotta, File)

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Singer Harry Connick Jr. performs onstage at "American Idol" Season 12 Top 4 To 3 Live Elimination Show in Los Angeles. Fox announced Tuesday that Connick, along with Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban will be judges on the upcoming season of "American Idol." (AP Photo/Fox, Frank Micelotta, File)

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**FILE** This image released by Fox shows the new judges for the singing competition series, "American Idol" (from left) Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj and during a news conference in New York on Sept. 17, 2012. (Associated Press/Fox)

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Host Ryan Seacrest, left, and finalists Candice Glover, center, and Kree Harrison speak on stage at the "American Idol" finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Thursday, May 16, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

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Host Ryan Seacrest, left, and finalists Candice Glover, center, and Kree Harrison speak on stage at the "American Idol" finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on Thursday, May 16, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

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In this Jan. 8, 2013, photo, from left, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj from "American Idol" attend the Fox Winter TCA Tour at the Langham Huntington Hotel, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP)

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In this Jan. 8, 2013, photo, from left, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj from "American Idol" attend the Fox Winter TCA Tour at the Langham Huntington Hotel, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP)

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**FILE** This image released by Fox shows the new judges for the singing competition series, "American Idol" (from left) Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj and during a news conference in New York on Sept. 17, 2012. (Associated Press/Fox)

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**FILE** This image released by Fox shows the new judges for the singing competition series, "American Idol" (from left) Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj and during a news conference in New York on Sept. 17, 2012. (Associated Press/Fox)

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** FILE ** In this Sept. 16, 2012, file photo, "American Idol" Season 12 judge Nicki Minaj arrives for day one auditions at Jazz at Lincoln Center, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

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** FILE ** In this Sept. 16, 2012, file photo, "American Idol" Season 12 judge Nicki Minaj arrives for day one auditions at Jazz at Lincoln Center, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

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"American Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez plays with the hair of fellow judge Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. Mr. Tyler is mum on whether he or Jennifer Lopez will return to the judging panel on "American Idol" next year, but the rocker says he has loved the experience of sitting next to her. "She's a sexy beast," Mr. Tyler said on Monday. "I feed off that female energy with her." (Associated Press)

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"American Idol" runner-up Jessica Sanchez is in talks to appear in several episodes of "Glee," according to the Hollywood Reporter. (Invision)

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"American Idol" runner-up Jessica Sanchez is in talks to appear in several episodes of "Glee," according to the Hollywood Reporter. (Invision)

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Phillip Phillips is the fifth male "American Idol" winner in a row after beating Jessica Sanchez on Wednesday. (John Shearer for Invision via Associated Press)

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Runner-up Jessica Sanchez, left, and "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips perform onstage at the show's finale on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)