EXCLUSIVE: He is a self-professed big fan of American Idol who has done two very well-received stints as a guest mentor on the Fox singing competition and has been rumored for a judging gig on the show in the past. Could it be Harry Connick Jr‘s time? I hear the singer is on a shortlist of candidates for the seat on the Idol judging table, which became vacant again after a deal with music producer Dr. Luke fell through at the last minute. Asked in May on The Ellen DeGeneres Show whether he would be interested if asked to become a judge on Idol, Connick said, “Well, yeah, I mean I had a really good time! I had a good time mentoring. Judging is a whole different deal; I don’t know how good I would be at that.” Because the judge search is dragging on, Fox has not set dates for the taped auditions yet.
Harry Connick Jr To The Rescue? Crooner In The Mix For ‘American Idol’ Judge
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