All Three American Idol Judges Will Return Next Season: Source

From left: Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr.

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updated 05/08/2014 AT 7:00 PM ET

originally published 05/08/2014 AT 8:30 PM ET

Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. will return to the American Idol judges table next season, a source confirms to PEOPLE.

Dubbed “the New Dream Team” last fall, the trio have had a “fantastic” experience on the reality competition, says the source.

“They like and respect each other a lot. What you see on camera is exactly what you get when they’re off – fun, playful but they all take this job very seriously.”

FOX had no comment.

Host Ryan Seacrest said on Wednesday that auditions for season 14 start on June 18 and will hit up each of the judges’ hometowns – New York, Nashville and New Orleans.

So Idol hopefuls you have been warned: Connick could spontaneously cradle you before Hollywood week.

• With reporting by PATRICK GOMEZ

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