Harry Connick Jr. Blows Away Audience at American Idol Season 13 Premiere

If there’s one thing we can gather about the season 13 premiere of American Idol, it’s that the whole mess with judges appears to be over.  At least for now.   And if last night is any indication, America is going to fall in love with Harry Connick Jr. as a premiere choice to judge this year.  The connection of Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban was something to note but it was clearly Connick Jr. who stole the show with his humor and guitar-playing singers that stole the show.

It was hilarious to see how many contestants didn’t even know who he was.  But Harry took it all in stride and made it amazing.   “I read your Wikipedia page every night before going to sleep,” Pakistan-born Munfarid Zaidi, 19, told Connick.

“If you blow us away with the first song, I’d like to pick you up like a baby and hold you,” Connick told the singer.  More recap of last night’s show in the video from Entertainment Weekly.

Lead Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

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