August 29, 2013 09:49 AM by Lisa Princ
We recently learned that Jennifer Lopez would be coming back to the American Idol judging panel alongside Keith Urban, but there is still one empty chair that needs to be filled. Now, rumor has it that the show is in negotiations with Harry Connick Jr. to take the final spot on the panel!
Harry Connick Jr. is certainly no stranger to American Idol, as the Country crooner has made many appearances on the series as a guest mentor in the past, and viewers seem to love him. Would he be a good fit for the panel, though? We think so, and new reports claim that Connick Jr. is actually negotiating a deal right now for the final seat.
According to E! Online, Harry Connick Jr. may be the third judge for the new season, as he is reportedly the show’s top interest for the spot. Harry has been a guest judge in the past on the show, and he loved every second of it. After appearing on the show in the past, Connick Jr. also revealed that he has been approached about a spot on the panel numerous times. “It’s a fun show. It’s been talked about before, who knows what’ll happen in the future,” Harry told during season 12.
As for what he would bring to the panel, Connick Jr. went on to add: “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.”
No official confirmation has been made yet on any of the judges except for Keith Urban. Ryan Seacrest said recently that an announcement will be made soon.
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