American Idol judges confirmed
The new panel of judges for American Idol has been confirmed and will be announced next week - with Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez still emerging as front-runners.
Fox says that it will announce the new line-up next Wednesday.
The incoming judges will fill at least some of the seats vacated by Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuardi and are likely to join original judge Randy Jackson.
Fox is making the announcement during the last of the national contestant auditions for the next series, which starts in January.