Harry Connick, Jr. Shouldn’t Have Embarrassed Emily Piriz On ‘Idol’

Wed, February 19, 2014 11:11am EDT by 28 Comments
Harry Connick Jr. Embarrasses Emily Piriz
Courtesy of Fox

Leave a Reply

To comment, please fill in the fields below, enter your comment and select the Comment button.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

View Comment

Diana

Posted at 8:26 PM on February 23, 2014  

The thing that got me is the next night Caleb Johnson sang stay with me (whose first two lines are “in the morning, don’t say you love me/cause I’ll only kick you out of the door”) and not one word was said. So it’s fine for a guy to sing about sleeping with a girl one night and kicking her out in the morning, but a girl sings about the same subject and gets publicly humiliated? Annoying.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

ellen thayer

Posted at 9:29 PM on February 23, 2014  

Harry is looking out for the girls. Maybe because he has one the same age. Emily seemed ok with her choice and made it through.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Summer

Posted at 2:40 AM on February 25, 2014  

That’s right…Harry is a Hypocrite. He needs to do a public apology and get rid of his inflated ego.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

sableindian

Posted at 11:00 PM on March 11, 2014  

@ Diana
“next night Caleb Johnson sang stay with me ”
How old is Caleb? 22? It’s the age factor and Harry mentioned that. Remember he asked about Emily’s birthday. The guy is over 21 and the girl is just barely 18. Yeah, it’s the age factor. Otherwise, it would have been a good point.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Casey

Posted at 5:28 AM on February 23, 2014  

harry was right about what he said, you guys here are just waaay too emotional psssh leave it yeah

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Larry Fries

Posted at 11:32 PM on February 19, 2014  

Emily nailed it ,Harry that was lame

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

lisa

Posted at 4:29 PM on February 19, 2014  

PLEASE! This is what music is all about. Just because he’s into God, which I am too, that IS NOT HOW IT IS THESE DAYS! She did great. He needs to see that NOT EVERYBODY IS GOSPEL! Wrong! WRONG! WRONG! Not about the SONG, it’s SUPPOSE TO BE ABOUT THE TALENT! THIS is why this show is OVER!

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Ellen

Posted at 11:28 PM on February 19, 2014  

Disagree with you. He was trying to help her see that song choice way off. This is a program that is all about an choosing an American Idol.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

SweetfourGlambert (@Sweetfour4)

Posted at 4:14 PM on February 19, 2014  

Adam Lambert is the most gifted American Idol ever !!! He is heading for Super Stardom … look out people !!!

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

sableindian

Posted at 1:24 PM on February 19, 2014  

The writer is forgetting that Harry Connick Jr was a child entertainer and has seen things that a child who is not in the entertainment society has seen. He is also bringing a male prospective to the situation knowing what males think and did with young girls in the business. Hats off to Mr. Connick. Thumbs down to the opposers who do not appreciate the good advice given to this young lady and all the young ladies who were watching.
Harry did not skip a beat with Jena either when he asked, in so many words, if she knew she was singing about a funeral.
Harry is the intellect in the group. Go Harry.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Summer

Posted at 3:48 PM on February 19, 2014  

Since when is public humiliation and Shaming considered intellectual. Never. He asked her about her Birthday, a happy day for her then asked her to Repeat the words..then shamed her for dinging those words…and went on to condemn her. Harrys behavior was abusive. He is not her fathet, he is Vocal Judge. IF Harry feels strong about the moral content if any song a contestant sings there are more tactful ways to express your feelings.
Even a parent should Praise First, then advise and teach without condemnation. He was disturbingly Wrong and needs to Publicly apologize to Emily.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

SweetfourGlambert (@Sweetfour4)

Posted at 4:11 PM on February 19, 2014  

Harry was totally wrong. Also, the judges were trying to make the mentors look like they had no idea what they are doing !!!

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Summer

Posted at 5:35 PM on February 19, 2014  

Oh that was obvious as well…The judges making snide remarks..”I don’t know who told you to do that bit you shouldn’t have”
The ” judges” insecurities came out and we’re transparent in regards to the mentors help. NOT ONE said a positive thing about the mentors. They need to learn ftom Adam..He Always praises supports and exalts others artists…and its very genuine.

 
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

imrah

Posted at 3:02 AM on February 20, 2014  

Actually Harry came off like a bully, she is 18 & knows lot more than anyone thinks, she was great & Harry didn’t critique her on her performance or great vocals. It seems Harry didn’t like sharing spot light with mentors, contestants loved their mentors & it showed. Harry wants focus on himself at all times.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

imrah

Posted at 3:13 AM on February 20, 2014  

Harry needs to leave his ego at home & do the job of judging of singing/performance skills. He was out of line..same goes for Keith. It seems they didn’t like sharing spotlights w other man (mentors) wow that was ugly how their true color showed up. I’m glad America got to see the truth..

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Summer

Posted at 12:00 PM on February 20, 2014  

Yes that was so Obvious to viewers how none of the judges Praised the mentors. .not a peep. It’s beyond transparent that JLO and Harry have to big for this planet..but Keith seems more humble..I was surprised he didn’t mention them. The most Hilarious comment from Harry proving his Envy was “Don’t think those super high notes are the triple lux in the Olympics ..because they’re not” HAHA..Not for you Garry because you CANT EVEN COME CLOSE TO ONE! That was a direct Slam at Adam. ..but Harry..Listen up…Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen..The most Iconic Vocal band in History said Adam has a “Voice in a Billion and can do things with his voice we have never seen anybody do ever in our lives” Show some respect. I would Love to see a sing off with Adam and the judges.

 
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Ellen

Posted at 12:23 PM on February 20, 2014  

A SIng Off between Keith or Harry and Adam. They all have own genre and style. Why do judges need to praise mentors. Randy is the only one qualified to be a mentor. Do think Daughtry and Lambert have experienced idol and now careers, but need more well known mentors now. Their day will come later.

 
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Summer

Posted at 12:17 PM on February 19, 2014  

I have to comment on Keith Urbans critique of Emily too. She was coached by Adam Lambert…Thee most Astonishing Innovative Creative contestant IDOL ever had…Adam completely changed up every performance week after week. .Jaw Dropping the world viewers. Adam is a true Artist this planet has never seen before…He helped Emily express another side of herself….This IS what it’s all about. Keith telling Emily to stay in her Box…WRONG!

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Summet

Posted at 11:58 AM on February 19, 2014  

COMPETE AGREEMENT WITH YOU. Harry gave Emily Public Shaming and Humiliated her for one line in the song….and Emily did slay the song. ..no mention of that from Harry.
Harry is NOT JESUS..who by the way said JUDGE NOT…Harry is a judge on a Singing Competition!!! Judge the Vocals so America can find a Real Deal Singer so we can get rid of all the Auto turned JUNK Vocals on the radio!
Emily proved she has a beautiful voice that stands up to pressure Live…A real singer
Apologize to Emily Harry!
B

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Ellen

Posted at 9:02 AM on February 20, 2014  

Adam’s performances were jawdropping!!! Some of them should have been x rated. Much better mentor than errotic performer. Each judge has their own style of expressing their views of performances. Do agree that hcj should have commented on the vocals of Emily. At least in his own way he is speaking out for morality in this country which is so needed. Keith also does. Not so much Jlo. Hcj at least got a discussion going about what is moral for the age groups who idolize this program. More artists need to follow his example rather than singing lyrics that than making millions and using our youth.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Summer

Posted at 11:44 AM on February 20, 2014  

HI Ellen…Please tell me One Adam Lambert performance on Idol that was XX rated? There is none. Adam is a very Gifted Creative Artist and Phenomenal singer that is Incomparable on this planet. The Contestants really don’t comprehend what a Gift they have been given receiving advice from Adam. He has the most Humble Kind Spirit, Always Praising others..which makes for a great mentor. It is never about him.
Harry has an EGO so Large and his personality is condescending and arrogant. The COMPETE opposite of Adams. If this is how he parents his children they will need therapists. There are ways to get a moral issue discussed without Shaming a persin. “”REPEAT THOSES WORDS FOR ME”
ALSO..on boys night the first singer out Caleb sings about SEX WITH A GIRL ONE NIGHT AND KICKS HER OUT THE DOOR….Yet Harrys fine judging to Caleb..”CONGRATULATIONS. AWESOME..THAT HOW YOU DO IT” Now I can add HYPOCRITE to describe Harry. This is NOT a decent man.

 
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Ellen

Posted at 12:11 PM on February 20, 2014  

I stand to be corrected as it was after the AI season that Adam made appearances that were lewd and explicit. However, I maintain lyrics including Casey’s should be called out by someone. This program is watched by many adoring fans of all ages primetime.

 
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

BBJ

Posted at 1:06 PM on February 20, 2014  

If lyrics are going to be called out then every contestant, regardless of age needs to be called out for inappropriate lyrics. Harry didn’t comment on song lyrics once last night! And if he wants to get a moral discussion going, it is not the place or time. He is suppose to judge their performance not their personal morals.

Examples to our youth are no where near American Idol. These contestants are JUST trying to get a foot in the industry. The real examples for today’s youth are on the radio. Name me a huge song that doesn’t have inappropriate lyrics. Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Kesha, any Rapper. All of those artists have inappropriate songs with sexual innuendos, condemn them because they sang the songs and released them to the public first. These American Idol contestants are not yet at a level where they should be criticized for the lyrics they sing, that don’t even belong to them to begin with.

Plus, Harry himself has songs that have sexual innuendo. Someone’s age shouldn’t matter if we are talking about lyrics.

 
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Ellen

Posted at 1:35 PM on February 20, 2014  

Maybe more to the mentor-Emily-Harry story than we are aware of. Agree with almost everything that you said about lyrics! Everyone continO Ioues to allow anything that is in music so that our kids and adullts are desensitized to the words they hear anywhere. Hopefully he will apologize or at least explain his opinion on her performance. Jlo is blunt with him; would like to know what she or Keith had to say about his comment. Back to his statement, he had tried to work with her previously by suggesting she not sing it and no she didn’t nail it.

 
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

BBJ

Posted at 11:56 AM on February 19, 2014  

Thank you!! This was perfect. His comments also overshadowed her vocal performance. The viewers aren’t going to remember her for her singing but for what he said. He could have critiqued her song choice without shaming her. He didn’t critique her vocals or stage presence like Keith and JLo. He just completely dropped the ball as a judge. The fact that she had one of the best vocal performances of the night was ignored. I hope America sees past that and gives her the opportunity to redeem her song choices. She’s a contender.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Ellen

Posted at 10:51 PM on February 20, 2014  

BBJ Emily made it through; however, I believe Harry really cares about these young adults as well as Keith. Jlo not so much as she appears to. Adam is a know it all and how on earth he made it as a mentor is beyond my feeble understanding. Daughtry doesn’t think he is all that, and seems to care about the success. Adam is there for himself.
;

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Yvette

Posted at 3:46 AM on February 25, 2014  

Wow Ellen you sure do have a very Feeble and wrong Understanding of Adam Lambert. Everything you have said is the complete opposite of who he is and what he stands for. Adam is the most Humble, giving, encouraging of others, honest Singer/Songwriter/Artist in the business. He has worked with the
Greatest Artists/Producers on the planet and EVERYONE, including every Idol contestant and Staff member said he is not only the most Talented but the most Selfless, Inspirational giving and NICEST person they have ever met. ALWAYS Caring and helping others. EVERYONE who has worked with Adam including stage workers say Adam is the kindest, nicest person in the business they have ever worked with. This is all confirmed with too many interviews to count. All of these people say Adams Vocals are incomparable and innate Stage presence are mind blowing phenomenal as well.

The members of Queen who have given Adam the honor to tour with in them in the past years said Adams Voice is “ONE IN A BILLION AND WE HAVE NEVER HEARD ANYONE EVER IN OUR LIFE DO WHAT ADAM CAN DO WITH HIS VOICE~HE IS A GIFT FROM GOD~HE IS THE NICEST PERSON TO WORK WITH, NO EGO”. Adam will be doing the American tour this summer with Queen. (Adam had 2 WEEKS to learn 24 Queen songs before going out on tour..first concert was in KIEV to over THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND PEOPLE Die Hard Queen fans and he had everyone blown away) Youtube the Kiev concert, which was the 1st of 6

Now he has been on GLEE for several shows…next on Feb. 24 and Darren Chris just tweeted that “EVERY TIME ADAM SINGS WE ALL JUST FREAK OUT~GASP~OMGS~SHOCK AT ADAMS INSANE VOICE”

I’m probably wasting my time giving names of all the Iconic singers/Artists that have worked with Adam and are beyond blown away by his vocals and Love him to death.
As for talent, Hard to believe you are into watching a singing competition and can’t hear Adams Vocals are completely INCOMPARABLE to any singer in the business past or present.

When Adam took to the IDOL stage he proved there is no one with his Incredible gift of Extraordinary Vocals, Innovative stage showmanship, and unique style on Idol or in the music Industry..Period. He has gone on to be a World Wide super star. Adam is the ONLY contestant to Mentor a year after his run because He alone Blew the roof of the show week after week, Changed the show forever…and they want his creative mind to help the new contestants become the best they can be. There is no better person to MENTOR then Adam. Adam has NO EGO..he KNOWS who he is…and NO ONE can ever compete with Adam! No one can go toe to toe with Adam and sing BETTER! No one can ever go toe to toe with Adam on stage and perform better! Like Adam has always said…”Be the best YOU can be” That’s what he helps OTHERS DO! He leads by example with a kind humble spirit.
I promise you and anyone…IF you are blessed enough to See and Hear Adam LIVE, you will be a changed person for the Exhilarating experience.

 
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Mister Baja

Posted at 11:19 AM on February 19, 2014  

so we now know he is in F*ggots.

 Reply
Share this comment at Share with Twitter

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 7,708 other followers