American Idol is a singing show that comes down to its contestants.
That's what we're told year after year by producers, but we came away from last night's Season 13 premiere with one thoughts:
HARRY CONNICK JR. IS THE MAN!
The new judge was harsh and honest when he needed to be. But also a total jokester throughout, most notable when he cradled Munfarid Zaidi in his arms (below) during the hopeful's audition.
Ah yes, there were plenty of auditions.