Simon Cowell Picks Harry Connick Jr. as New 'Idol' Judge


Harry Connick Jr.


The original judge 'wouldn't be surprised' if the TV bosses would eventually select the musician as his replacement over other candidates.

Harry Connick Jr. has been tipped as the favorite to take over Simon Cowell's role as a judge on "American Idol" by the star himself - the music mogul insists the crooner is "a great mentor".

Connick, Jr. joined Brett Michaels and former reality show contestant Adam Lambert as a top contender for the job after he mentored the finalists for an episode on the latest season of the show, before Cowell quit in May.

But Cowell admits Connick, Jr. has the edge over his competitors. He tells America's OK! magazine, "I wouldn't be surprised if it was Harry Connick, Jr. He was a great mentor when he was on, and he knows music."

Late last month, Michaels hinted that he was the frontrunner. He said, "We have a meeting in L.A. in a couple weeks and we're going to sit down and talk. They did a poll and I think it was Madonna, P. Diddy, Howard Stern, and myself, and I took 50 percent or 60 percent of the vote and that's tremendous. I would love to be a judge on American Idol. I think I would bring a lot to the table."

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Comments

  •  
    dawnny d
    Jul 15, 2010

    As an American Idol fan I would love to see Harry as the new Judge! Please pick him!

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Who Gets Kicked Out? Moving Trucks Spotted at Brangelina's House After Split Announcement
  2. 'Spider-Man' Star Tom Holland Has a Secret Role in 'A Monster Calls'. Get the Details!
  3. Lady GaGa Reportedly Gives Bradley Cooper Unwanted Sexual Attention
  4. North West Serves as Flower Girl at a Wedding and Dances Adorably at the Party
  5. Exes Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas Trapped in Elevator for Four Hours. Was It Awkward?
  6. Orlando Bloom and Malin Akerman Have Steamy Threesome on Netflix's 'Easy'
  7. Did Faith Evans Just Expose Her Vagina in Front of the Crowd? See the Evidence!
  8. Jimmy Fallon Tries Out for 'Live! with Kelly' Co-Host. See If He and Kelly Ripa Make Great Duo
  9. Mariah Carey Wears No Underwear in Sheer White Dress During Romantic Getaway With Fiance
  10. Gigi Hadid Exposes Entire Boobs in Sheer Dress While Walking Runway in Milan

CELEBS PHOTO