January 16, 2014 07:25 AM by Lisa Princ
Last night we saw the season 13 premiere of American Idol, and with another judging panel change, it was a refreshing change from the bickering of last season. As the hopefuls poured in to show off their talent, it was actually new judge, Harry Connick Jr. that stole the show!
American Idol returned last night, and while the show seemed to be lacking the usual amount of comical yet talentless auditions, there was a different feeling in the air from last season. There was no tension, no bickering, but instead, the judges brought a refreshing amount of fun to the show. And while there was definitely a good amount of talent, it was newbie judge, Harry Connick Jr. that stole the show.
With all eyes on Harry Connick Jr., he knew he needed to impress, and he definitely did just that. Connick Jr. brought a good mixture of humor and honest critique to the panel. In his first night, it’s already clear that we can see a bromance brewing between Connick Jr. and Keith Urban, which is going to make for a very fun season. Some of Harry’s comical moments included picking up one hopeful and cradling the star struck man like a newborn, to joking with Jennifer Lopez that he would “smack her on television.”
But the most refreshing part was that Connick Jr. was definitely not afraid to let those less talented hopefuls know that they were not ready – without being downright mean, but without sugar coating anything. In fact, he’s already earned the nickname “Harsh Harry” from the other judges. We don’t know about you, but we definitely can’t wait to see more of him tonight on Idol.
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