Country singer Keith Urban is already signing on for the upcoming season of the hit talent competition American Idol and now, we’ve learned that Jennifer Lopez is nearing a deal for her return to the show.
Lopez has already served on the judging panel for the show’s tenth and eleventh seasons, but took a pass last season in order to promote her music and television endeavors. The show’s producers were said to be considering bringing back some big names from the its talent pool, but apparently they have decided to change direction. Names such as Jennifer Hudson, Clay Aiken and Adam Lambert were tossed around after it was confirmed that Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson would not be returning to the show.
Reportedly, Lopez will be returning to the show as early as April in a deal that’s rumored to be worth $15 million.