Friday AMERICAN IDOL
American Idol premieres tonight with its 13th season – after so many years on the box, can the series retain its pull or will this lot of talent prove unlucky? It will depend on whether host Ryan Seacrest and his seasoned judges – good- guy Keith Urban and sultry Jennifer Lopez – still have their spark. There’s a new face on the panel with cheeky and charming crooner Harry Connick Jr taking on judging duties. Known for speaking his mind, the blues singer will hopefully bring some fresh chemistry to proceedings. If anything, many people will be glad to see Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj gone and bid goodbye to their histrionics and catfights.