Harry Connick Jr. Confirmed as American Idol Judge?

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It looks like American Idol has finally found its third and final Season 13 judge.

Following rejections by Diddy, Kanye West, Dr. Luke and Scotter Braun, Us Weekly confirms that Harry Connick Jr. will join Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez on the show's panel when auditions start up again in January.

Harry Connick Jr. on Stage

Connick has appeared many times on Idol as a mentor, hinting as his new status Thursday when he re-Tweeted a message from Ellen DeGeneres that read:

"@HarryConnickJr. might be a judge on American Idol! He loves to follow in my footsteps. It's like having a boring little brother."

Connick also said in May that he was open to the gig, even detailing what sort of panelist he would be:.

"I think you need to be completely honest and I think you need to be diplomatic," he said. "I think there’s no reason to be mean, but it's called being a judge."

Fox is yet to release a statement confirming this news, but assuming it's true, sound off now: Will Harry Connick Jr. make a solid American Idol judge?


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I love me some Harry Connick Jr! 💜