HollywoodLife.com chatted with the remaining ‘Idol’ contestants about the possibility of getting the crooner on the judges’ panel.
You never know which American Idol contestants will be left standing week after week — and the same can be said for the show’s judges! In recent years, the panel has been a revolving door of A-list talent, so it’s safe to assume the Fox competition series will need at least one new face at the table next season. HollywoodLife.com chatted with this season’s remaining finalists, and the ladies are in agreement: They want Harry Connick Jr.!
The handsome crooner — who joined the show as a mentor and performer this week — clearly left a major impression on the remaining ladies, as we learned when we spoke with them following the May 1 episode.
Kree Harrison Wants Him Because He’s ‘Funny’
“I love him,” Kree Harrison told us about Harry. “He is so funny. I’ve always been a fan of him.”
“Kree said Harry really helped her out with this week’s tune, “Stormy Weather.”
“That’s his lane, these jazz standards, so he knows what he is talking about,” Kree explained.
Candice Glover Likes Him Because He’s ‘Honest’
“He’s the most honest person I have ever met in my whole life,” Candice Glover added. “He has such a dry sense of humor; you never know when he’s kidding or being serious. He’s really honest, so I think he should be a judge next year.”
An honest judge? That would be a nice change of pace! Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj may be known for their honesty — but when they’re taking jabs at each other.
Amber Holcomb Wants Him As A Fifth Judge
Even if all four current judges remain with American Idol next season, Amber Holcomb — who was eliminated May 2 — still wants to see Harry on the show!
“There should be five judges, and he should join the panel,” the latest cast-off told us. “He’s super funny and super honest.”
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HollywoodLifers, do you agree that “funny” and “honest” Harry should become a judge next season? Drop a comment with your thoughts!
— Reporting by Russ Weakland