Harry Connick Jr. on Performing with AI Judges: 'I'm Game for Anything'
In an interview with Eonline today, new American Idol judge Harry Connick Jr. spoke about his enthusiasm for the upcoming season of the FOX singing competition, as well as his fondness for his fellow judges Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban.
"It's three people who are having a friggin' ball," says the Broadway vet. "The show is really goofy, it's really serious and it's real fun. It's really heartfelt. It's everything you want 'Idol' to be."
He continued, "It's the easiest gig in the world. It really is. Look at what we do. We go and we get hair and makeup done, wear nice clothes and go sit and listen to singers and tell them that we think. Let's get real here."
Asked about rumors of all three judges performing together at some point during the upcoming season, Connick Jr. reveals that it is a definite possibility. "It's kind of been hinted at. I'm game for anything," he shares. "I would totally dig it. You're talking about three completely different singers. It would be great."
"American Idol" premieres Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 on FOX.
About the show:
No other show in TV history has proven to be a force in the entertainment industry like AMERICAN IDOL. American Idol solidified itself as the No. 1 television show for nine consecutive seasons and, following its 12thseason, still remains a Top 5 program. IDOL is the gold standard and the only TV singing competition show to produce hit recording artists. From the first-ever IDOL winner, Kelly Clarkson, who continues to dominate the charts with three Grammy Awards under her belt, to Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips, whose debut single, "Home," has become the best-selling single of any IDOL to date, American Idol is a bona fide cultural phenomenon. Season 12 winner Candice Glover continues to show the strength of the IDOL brand when her album, "Music Speaks," was the first album from an IDOL to debut in the Top 5 on iTunes when it was issued for pre-order on the night of the series' season finale.