In an exclusive appearance, JENNIFER LOPEZ, HARRY CONNICK, JR., and KEITH URBAN are here to celebrate the latest season of "American Idol!" This will be the only show where all will be interviewed together! The competition series has become the preeminent platform for unknown talent to find their voice. These superstar judges not only shine a light on the stage, but also stir the pot of emotion and excitement as they lead the country in selecting the next superstar. Keith was the only judge returning from the previous season, while Jennifer is, of course, an “Idol” vet. Harry, the jazziest man on the block, served his first season as a judge, after appearing as a mentor in Season 12. On the show, these three dynamic leaders bicker, laugh and cause a riot, so imagine the insanity when they all sit down with Ellen! Secrets could be spilled! Funny will undoubtedly ensue!
Then, a seasoned artist will bare her soul when SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS perform! They'll be singing sweet melodies and funkadelic rhythms from their album, "Give the People What They Want." The American soul & funk group has led a movement to keep the roots of ‘60s and ‘70s soul alive, forging a path from past to present with their bold and timeless work. Incorporating brass and beats with socially conscious expression, Sharon and her band have carried out the legacy of their idol James Brown… with albums like "Naturally," "100 Days, 100 Nights" and "Soul Time!" Ellen loves to dance, and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings will be leading her groove!
On Thursday, Ellen admires the idols!