Though the ratings continued to decrease last year, American Idol producers are sticking with their judges' panel.

Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Junior will return for their second season together, along with host Ryan Seacrest.

In a statement, Fox's David Hill said, "Jennifer, Keith, Harry and Ryan are the very best in the business at what they do, and I'm thrilled that they are returning to American Idol for another season."

Simon Cowell was rumored to be making a return to help stave off the ratings decline, but that may have been wishful thinking.

Auditions for season 14 continue Wednesday in New Orleans.

SOURCE: USA Today