Adam Lambert will be stepping in for Keith Urban for the New York City ‘American Idol‘ auditions at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Urban is currently away on leave after his wife Nicole Kidman’s father passed due to an accidental fall in Singapore.
Lambert will be joining Season 14 judges Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr., neither of which served as judges back in 2009 when Lambert was a contestant on Season 8. He has been a mentor in the past and is known to be a huge draw to the show.
‘American Idol’ Season 14 will premiere in January 2015.