The American Idol judges panel is complete! This season, aspiring musicians will not only attempt to impress all of America with their talent, but Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, Randy Jackson, and, as the newest addition to the star series, Harry Connick, Jr. It hasn’t even started yet and American Idol XIII is grabbing our attention.

And it turns out that Harry is just as excited as we are.


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“I have always been a huge fan of American Idol and really enjoyed my time as a mentor on the show,” says Harry “And I am honored that they’ve asked me to be a judge this season. As an entertainer, I am truly excited to bring my perspective to American Idol, and to help emerging performers find their way.”

Harry Connick

Do you think we’ll be hearing some of Harry’s famous sounds? We sure hope so! Jennifer Lopez, on the other hand, announced her participation through Twitter with a simple hashtag—#IDOL2014TheRemix

The new season of the hit FOX show will premiere in January of 2014.

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