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Harry Connick, Jr. Celebrates 46th Birthday

September 11, 2013 05:29 PM by Stephanie Gustafson

Harry Connick, Jr. has a lot to celebrate…for example, his new judging gig on American Idol and his 46th birthday! That’s right, the newest Idol judge just turned 46 years old! 

It’s a big day for Harry Connick, Jr. — he’s now 46 years old. It’s kinda hard to believe, seeing as the talented singer is so youthful in both appearance and spirit. But yes, Harry is nearing 50. He certainly has racked up the accomplishments thus far, given his current position as one of our generation’s most talented entertainers, not to mention his new spot on American Idol.

It doesn’t look like Harry is planning on taking part in extensive birthday celebrations, but he did joke around a bit with fellow judge Keith Urban. Keith began the banter by tweeting, “Yo Harry!!!! Happy Birthday mate.”

Harry’s response? I”m expecting something extremely unique and expensive, like a eucalyptus tree with an entire family of koalas living in it.”  Always quick on the uptake, Keith continued with the humor, explaining, “I promise, they WERE alive when I got it.”

A eucalyptus tree full of koalas…that would be quite the birthday gift! But for now, Harry will have to be happy with well wishes from his Twitter followers, not to mention words of admiration from fellow celebs. American Idol alum Kree Harrison is definitely pleased to see that one of her favorites is on the judging panel. She recently told CMT, “I think Harry Connick, Jr. will be great. He’s got such good wit, but more than anything, he’s educated in music. I mean, he knows what he’s talking about in that area, so I think he’d be good.”

We agree with Kree Harrison! Feel free to share your best wishes for Harry Connick, Jr.’s birthday in the comments section below!

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