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Harry Connick Jr. Announced As ‘American Idol’ Judge



Harry Connick Jr. has just been announced as the newest ‘American Idol’ judge, joining returning judges, Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez.

Connick Jr. had been an “Idol” mentor, during a previous season, before agreeing to be a judge, this time around.

Of the decision FOX chairman Keith Reilly announced, “’American Idol’ has always been about discovering the next singing superstar, and next season our judging panel will deliver a most impressive combination of talent, wisdom and personality to do just that: Jennifer Lopez, the triple-threat global superstar who loves and whom ‘Idol’ fans love; Harry Connick Jr., a bona-fide musical genius and fantastic ‘Idol’ mentor whose honesty and expertise can help turn these hopefuls into stars; Keith Urban, a multi-Grammy-winning artist who was such a positive force on the show last season. We are also very excited to have our friend Randy Jackson now in a new role as mentor, and the captain of our team – the heart and soul of ‘Idol’ – Ryan Seacrest returning as host.”

Still no word yet, however, on whether the network is still searching for a fourth and fifth judge — much like previous seasons.

Do you think Connick Jr was a great choice?


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