VIDEO: AMERICAN IDOL Judges Preview Season 14 During Nashville Auditions!

American Idol judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. shared that their expectations for auditioning singers are higher than ever. Below, the judges preview Season 14 of the singing competition at the auditions in Nashville, Tennessee!

No other show in TV history has proven to be a force in the entertainment industry like AMERICAN IDOL. From the first-ever IDOL winner, Kelly Clarkson, who continues to dominate the charts with three Grammy Awards under her belt, to Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips, whose debut single, "Home," has become the best-selling single of any IDOL to date, American Idol is a bona fide cultural phenomenon.

IDOL's impact on the entertainment industry resonates beyond the scope of television. The series has brought generations together with a common goal: to discover the next music superstar. Over the past 13 seasons, IDOL finalists have released more than 200 albums, scored 400 No.1 Billboard hits, garnered more than 250 million iTunes downloads and have been certified with 95 gold and 83 platinum records. IDOL contestants have conquered Broadway, television and film and have won numerous awards and accolades, including American Country Music Awards, Country Music Awards, Grammy Awards and an Academy Award.

In January 2015 the search continues to find amazing talent from across the nation. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest), and featuring judges Harry Connick, Jr.(@HarryConnickJR), Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) and Keith Urban (@keithurban),the series empowers contestants and viewers to share their voices in deciding who will be America's next singing superstar.

Source: USA Today

VIDEO: AMERICAN IDOL Judges Preview Season 14 During Nashville Auditions!