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Is Harry Connick Jr. The New Judge On Idol?

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With auditions already underway for the next season of AMERICAN IDOL, FOX has yet to announce its full lineup of judges who will replace exiting panelists Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey. Earlier in the week, music producer Dr. Luke backed out of an offer to join the show's new season.

Now Deadline reports that Harry Connick Jr., who mentored on the last season of the show, may jump into the final judge's seat alongside Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez. According to the report, Connick Jr. is on the "short list of candidates" to fill the spot.

In May the Broadway vet appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and commented on the possibility of judging. "Well, yeah, I mean I had a really good time!," he shared. "I had a good time mentoring. Judging is a whole different deal, I don't know how good I would be at that."

In addition to his recent starring role in the Broadway revival of On A Clear Day You Can See Forever the actor returned to Broadway during the summer of 2010 for 15 sold-out performances of Harry Connick, Jr. In Concert at the Neil Simon Theatre. His previous Broadway performances include the Tony-nominated turn as Sid Sorokin in the 2006 revival of The Pajama Game.

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calinewarkwc69 28th-Aug-2013 08:17 pm (UTC)
I'd be down, I love him, lol.
cricketgrl 28th-Aug-2013 08:19 pm (UTC)
I actually love this pick, he'd make such a fantastic judge and a smart one too. I hope this rumor turns out to be true.
logic_of_crocs 28th-Aug-2013 08:21 pm (UTC)

JLo, Keith and Harry Connick Jr!

He's been the best guest judge, to the point, honest, and a NY sense of no nonsense!
This has been my dream panel!
I think they could have a great chemistry!
ptizzy 28th-Aug-2013 08:22 pm (UTC)
So boring, but at least he'll focus on giving good constructive criticism and critiques.
boweeko 28th-Aug-2013 08:22 pm (UTC)
literally nobody is going to care no matter who they get
crucified 28th-Aug-2013 08:39 pm (UTC)
mte. The only good part of this show was Simon Cowell during the audtions tbh.
ch33rylips 28th-Aug-2013 08:23 pm (UTC)
Mr. Grace Adler
baboona 28th-Aug-2013 08:29 pm (UTC)
ew, he was a terrible mentor
grande_latte 28th-Aug-2013 08:41 pm (UTC)
He's too good for it
Her be a better the voice judge
thebloomroom 28th-Aug-2013 08:50 pm (UTC)
is that grace's husband lmao? i hate him because i hated grace
saintvlas22 28th-Aug-2013 09:10 pm (UTC)
As Karen said: He don' make me laugh!
thebloomroom 28th-Aug-2013 11:00 pm (UTC)
LOL yes i always quote this
thisjoanissima 28th-Aug-2013 08:55 pm (UTC)
He's dull, he's ugly and he don't make me laugh.
saintvlas22 28th-Aug-2013 09:11 pm (UTC)
Comment twins!
thisjoanissima 28th-Aug-2013 09:18 pm (UTC)
Yeah! :)
I've never agreed more with a fictional character than when Karen said that.
morbo_rozilla 28th-Aug-2013 08:55 pm (UTC)
I just watched the episode of Will and Grace where Jlo performed at Karen's wedding and Harry Connick Jr admitted that he cheated on Grace. They'll be together again!

I forgot how funny that show was.
so_chic_doll 28th-Aug-2013 09:00 pm (UTC)
He was one of the best guest mentor judge people they ever had, so it'd probably be a good thing.
andres01234 28th-Aug-2013 09:00 pm (UTC)
Ugh, he ruined Will & Grace
fancypiink 28th-Aug-2013 11:12 pm (UTC)
honeebs 28th-Aug-2013 09:26 pm (UTC)
ahh that's nice
I still can't bring myself to watch that show ever again.
remielerichsen 28th-Aug-2013 09:55 pm (UTC)
He'd be great. I thought he was hilarious and more useful than the judges were when he was mentoring.
ohmiya_sg 28th-Aug-2013 10:04 pm (UTC)
I don't care about the show at all, but I like him, so good for him. Although, I've only ever liked one album of his, one of the Christmas ones.
austin_mahone 28th-Aug-2013 10:23 pm (UTC)
He would be so handsome if it weren't for his dented water-bottle face.
ieatpianos 29th-Aug-2013 12:14 am (UTC)
he is SO UGLY and untalented.
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