It has finally been confirmed that fan/contestant favorite on last season’s American Idol Jennifer Lopez will return to the show for a second season!

Speaking  with “On Air With Ryan Seacrest” on Wednesday, AI executive producer Nigel Lythgoe dished: “I am delighted to say that all three judges, along with the brilliant host of American Idol Ryan Seacrest, is back for the next season.”

He also added that sole original judge Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler will soon hit the road for the 11th season auditions in Denver; Houston; St. Louis; Portland, Oregon; San Diego; Pittsburgh; and Charleston, South Carolina.

Lopez has yet to make a statement about her return to the show, and her spokespeople could not be reached for comment. Reps for Fox have no comment at the time, either.

But in any event … congrats J.Lo, and welcome back!

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