Harry Connick, Jr. has appeared on American Idol here and there as a “mentor” and performer, but now he’s going to be a judge, joining Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban. I think he’ll be great because I remember in those episodes when the happy Idol kids would have to see Connick and sing for him and he would be really blunt and unimpressed and would dash dreams if necessary. So I’m down for more of that. This means that Dr. Luke will NOT be joining the show. A deal could not be reached. The Hollywood Reporter was first to pick up the story. Here’s a bit of AI lunacy from THR:
Earlier this week, THR reported that Connick was a contender for the gig as Fox was reluctant to bring another woman on board after last season’s friction between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, which did not play well with the show’s key older female demographic. While the network had hoped to bring an industry professional into the mix, time is of the essence. Had the show not signed a third judge soon, production could have faced a delay.
Wow, way to go, Fox. You’d rather delay your show than hire another woman.
Anyway I think HC Jr. will be great. I won’t be watching though, because I haven’t watched American Idol since that awful country music singing kid won and Steven Tyler was a host and the whole thing was just a big mess.
Is Harry Connick, Jr. giving anyone else MAJOR Jeff Goldblum vibes?