Harry Connick Jr. Needs to be the New Judge on ‘American Idol’

It’s official: Harry Connick Jr. needs to take over for Simon Cowell on ‘American Idol.’  Enough of the Elton John suggestions.  Connick Jr. proved himself on last night’s show.  He’s funny, he’s charming, he’s good-looking, and he certainly knows his music.  Any by “knows his music,” I mean he has other words in his vocabulary besides “pitchy.”  He’s by far the best mentor that the show has ever had, and he even pointed out why Casey James might have had trouble singing, given that you can’t hear yourself on stage (not one of the FOUR judges on the panel had constructive criticism such as this).  I can’t be the only one to think of this.  Wait – I take that back.  Given that the Idol producers can barely run the show on time, I bet they haven’t thought of it.  Glad I’m here to help.  Watch Connick Jr. in action below.

Update: a great article that agrees with me!  Click: True/Slant

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