The pressure is on, but Harry Connick Jr. is hoping to live up to it!
It was announced earlier today that he'd be joining Jennifer Lopez to finish up the judging panel for American Idol alongside returning judge Keith Urban.
Even though he has appeared on the show as a mentor, it's a whole other ballgame when you're a judge. And Harry couldn't be more grateful for the chance to prove himself.
"I have always been a huge fan of American Idol and really enjoyed my time as a mentor on the show. And I am honored that they've asked me to be a judge this season. As an entertainer, I am truly excited to bring my perspective to American Idol, and to help emerging performers find their way."
But he isn't the only one excited for his new role because Randy Jackson is celebrating coming BACK to Idol as an in-house mentor after announcing he was done as a judge last season. He said:
"Surprise, surprise! I am so happy to be back as part of this amazing show that started it all. Season 1-3 is the place to be."
Well, season 13 will certainly be one to watch since the ratings have struggled and execs are probably planning some big shiz to revive it.
And yes, we mean bigger shiz than bringing back J.Lo…if it's possible to be bigger than that!
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