Harry Connick Jr. named new host of AI

Harry Connick, Jr.

The long awaited news has finally arrived: former mentor Harry Connick Jr. will officially be joining Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez at the judges table for the 13th season of the Fox reality show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The news comes after Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun and hit maker Dr. Luke turned down the offer.

Randy Jackson, the last of the original judges will be moving on to mentor the contestants.

So the question that remains is: will American Idol crumble or will HCJ help bring it back to number one?

Stay tuned. Season 13 premieres on January 15, 2014.

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