Fox: 'American Idol' panel set for season 10
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Fox says the new "American Idol" panel of judges is set -- but the network is keeping mum on who has been picked until next week.
The network said Thursday that the panel for season 10 has been confirmed and will be announced in Inglewood, Calif., next Wednesday. Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez are the front-runners.
The incoming judges will fill at least some of the seats vacated by Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuardi and likely join original judge Randy Jackson.
Fox is making the announcement during the last of the national contestant auditions for next season, which starts in January. The tryouts are being held near Los Angeles at the Forum, former home to the L.A. Lakers.