In news that could either be really good or bad for Harry Connick Jr., The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the crooner will join the judges table for the 13th season of American Idol.
Up until last week, reports had pegged mega-producer Dr. Luke for the position next to Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban. That deal was impossible to lock down though, because Luke has an exclusive deal with Sony Music and A.I. deals exclusively with Sony’s rival, Universal Music Group.
Connick Jr. seems to be a natural fit for the floundering reality competition, as he’s appeared as a mentor several times already. Whether or not that translates into being a good judge and higher ratings, that remains to be seen.
And although Fox has yet to make the announcement official, host Ryan Seacrest seems ready to announce something.
Got some @AmericanIdol news for you coming very soon…
– Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) August 30, 2013