Harry Connick Jr. Confirmed as "American Idol" Judge
In negotiations after Dr. Luke dropped from the running, Harry Connick Jr. will officially join the judges panel of "American Idol."
He's no stranger to "Idol," however, as the 45-year-old crooner has appeared as a mentor, performer, and guest judge during the show's run.
Giving us a glimpse as to what his judging style will be like, Harry told E! News back in May, "I think you need to be completely honest, and I think you need to be diplomatic. I think there's no reason to be mean, but it is called being a judge. You have to judge. That's what you do."