For the first time in years, American Idol got it right. Harry Connick Jr. will officially round out Fox’s new panel, as the third judge. The news shocked me, mostly because Connick has consistently rejected any judging offers, which means American Idol and the high-class crooner had an excessive courtship. Connick has had a number of well-received guest stints, but this is his first appearance as a permanent panel member. He’ll be joining Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban for a powerhouse threesome. Watch one of Connick’s guest-stints below.