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Louis J. Horvitz Signs On as ‘American Idol’ Director

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Emmy-winner Louis J. Horvitz will serve as director of the latest “American Idol” installment, Fox announced today.

Horvitz joins the singing competition after overseeing live broadcasts of specials including the Academy Awards, the Emmys, the Grammys and the Kennedy Center Honors, and has earned five Emmy awards.

“We are incredibly lucky to have Louis joining ‘American Idol XIII’ this season,” said Trish Kinane, President of Entertainment Programming, FremantleMedia North America, Inc. “He is a true talent who has overseen some of the most glamorous and entertaining productions on U.S. television. He is focused on helping our ‘Idol’ contestants achieve their potential and we are thrilled to have him on the team.”

“American Idol” returns for its thirteenth season on Jan. 15.

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