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Fox admits too much attention has been put on 'Idol' judges, show needs more engaging singers

People wave to the bus as it circles for the film crew for the American Idol XIV auditions off Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Thursday, July 17, 2014. More than 500 people showed up to audition or support those auditioning for the next round of competition. (AP Photo/The Sun News, Janet Blackmon Morgan) LOCAL PRINT OUT (MYRTLE BEACH HERALD OUT, HORRY INDEPENDENT OUT, CAROLINA FOREST CHRONICLE, GEORGETOWN TIMES OUT)

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People wave to the bus as it circles for the film crew for the American Idol XIV auditions off Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Thursday, July 17, 2014. More than 500 people showed up to audition or support those auditioning for the next round of competition. (AP Photo/The Sun News, Janet Blackmon Morgan) LOCAL PRINT OUT (MYRTLE BEACH HERALD OUT, HORRY INDEPENDENT OUT, CAROLINA FOREST CHRONICLE, GEORGETOWN TIMES OUT)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - "American Idol" needs to find contestants the audience cares about.

That's a criticism Fox's chairman and CEO, Peter Rice, admitted to journalists Sunday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour.

"We haven't found in the last two years a group of kids who've captured the imagination of the public," he said.

Rice went on to say that "American Idol," launching its 14th season next year, is "aging gracefully."

He said too much attention has been placed on "this constant conversation about who should be judges."

Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. will return to the panel for season 14.

Rice acknowledged the obvious — there are a number of shows like "Idol" on the air these days. He still believes "'Idol' has a very committed fan base."

This year's season finale of "American Idol" was its lowest rated yet.

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