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If you were crossing your fingers in hopes that Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am would be joining Season 13 of American Idol, you can officially uncross them.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that will.i.am will be returning to the U.K. version of The Voice, where he will act as a judge for the third time, joining Tom Jones (who is expected to return as well) and suspected judge Kylie Minogue (though she has not officially signed on).

This only makes rumors that Dr. Luke will fill the third spot on American Idol, alongside confirmed judge Keith Urban and semi-confirmed Jennifer Lopez (geez, Casper).

While will.i.am reportedly had great chemistry with J-Lo, he couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to return to the British show for another season with that contract on the table while negotiations with Idol seemed stalled.

American Idol is definitely overhauling a lot this upcoming season (save for Keith’s return), but they won’t be giving audiences their daily dose of #willpower.

What do you think? Were you hoping will.i.am would join American Idol or were you holding out for someone else? Hit the comments and let us know.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter