Skip to main content
  1. Arts & Entertainment
  2. Celebrity

Is Harry Connick, Jr. right for ‘Idol’? Artist uses humor to connect with viewer

See also

Harry Connick Jr. sits next to Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban ready to hear the next contestant on “American Idol.” While the scenario sounds similar to years past, Connick Jr. is a new judge and is handling how he rejects and interacts with people using his humor. According to Fox News on Tuesday the new judges are getting along very well and like working together. Fans saw this chemistry on Wednesday night for the premiere episode of “American Idol.”

When you hear Keith Urban or Jennifer Lopez critique a contestant the two judges seem to bring more of a heartfelt approach. While Harry seems sincere, his joking mentality often makes the situation far less harsh than the reality of the moment. Yep, Harry Connick, Jr. almost always says the right thing and it usually is very funny. The star is funny online too. He joked about who would be watching “American Idol” at his home on Wednesday night.

“i'm so excited about the @ AmericanIdol premiere tonite, I made my children audition for a chance to watch with me. Only one made it through,” tweeted Harry Connick Jr, from his official Twitter account on Wednesday night.

Humor always makes bad news sound better and it lightens the mood. Fans of “American Idol” will agree that adding Harry Connick Jr. offers a softer moment on the show as the star can say some funny things without disrespecting the audition process.

Advertisement

Arts & Entertainment

  • Brad Pitt
    Find out how a $10 donation could win you a date with Brad Pitt
    Video
    Today's Buzz
  • Johnny Cash
    Famous men and their cats prove you don't have to look tough to look good
    Camera
    Celebrity Buzz
  • Valerie Harper
    Valerie Harper clarifies her 'cancer-free' statement with some additional information
    Headlines
  • Kate Middleton
    Kate Middleton's beautiful DVF dress sells out in just minutes
    Camera
    Pop Culture
  • Robin
    As Batman ends the search for Damian's body, we wonder who the next Robin will be
    Camera
    Comics Buzz
  • Vampire Diaries
    See the hottest predictions for the upcoming season of 'The Vampire Diaries'
    Video
    TV Buzz

Related Videos:

  • Selena Gomez 41814
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518192455" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518192455&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Valerie Harper of 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered'
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518200883" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518200883&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Glen Campbell …I’ll Be Me' world debut at 45th Annual Film Festival, Nashville
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/JMh78jF-fMQ?rel=0?rel=0&amp;VQ=HD720&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!