But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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Consider the American Idol judging panel very almost, almost complete!
While we've been wondering who would scoop up the last spot, it seems Harry Connick Jr. wasn't wasting any time by doing some wondering.
We already told you he was under consideration, but now it seems he's so damn close to being locked down.
Considering the show lost Dr. Luke in a heartbeat, Idol execs better finalize Harry's contract ASAP before he slips away as well!
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