Harry Connick Jr. has been receiving a lot of flak for being the ‘mean’ judge on ‘American Idol’ season 13, but we think that he’s been the one doling out the most constructive advice! Season 12 ‘Idol’ winner Candice Glover seemed to agree, telling HollywoodLife.com in an EXCLUSIVE interview that she would love for Harry to judge her!
On the American Idol results show on Feb. 27, Idol season 12 winner Candice Glover made an appearance, singing “Same Kinda Man” off of her recently-released debut album Music Speaks. After the show, HollywoodLife.com caught up with Candice and she told us that Harry Connick Jr. would be the judge she’d want to hear from first! Not that we don’t have any love for fellow judges Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban, but we agree! Read on to find out what else she had to say about Harry!
Candice Glover: ‘American Idol’ Season 12 Winner On Harry Connick Jr.: ‘Can You Judge Me?’
Here’s what Candice told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY about American Idol‘s newest judge when we asked her whom from the judges table she would want to hear from first:
“Harry! Everybody talks about how harsh he is, but I like stuff like that. I want him to be completely honest with me. I almost yelled in the mic, ‘Can you judge me?’ because I really want to know, but I knew I couldn’t say that. I look forward to his opinion.”
Harry Connick Jr. Gives The Most Valuable Advice
We totally agree with Candice! We suppose that every American Idol judging table needs a villain, but when the studio audience boos Harry it totally undercuts the valuable advice that he’s giving to the Idol contestants! But what do we know? Maybe producers are urging that kind of drama, but we don’t see why they would — the focus should be on the talent.
Where Simon Cowell also had helpful advice to dole out, he was often unnecessarily mean — hence the boos that American Idol audiences have grown so used to. However, those days are long gone, and everybody needs to appreciate what a great judge Harry is! And we’re glad that Candice thinks so, too.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Do you like Harry as a judge? Whom would you rather judge you: Harry, Jennifer, or Keith? Let us know!
— Written by Amanda Michelle Steiner, Reporting by Russ Weakland