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Harry Connick Jr. Joins 'American Idol'

American Idol has its final judge -- Harry Connick Junior.

Harry joins returning judge Jennifer Lopez and the only holdover from last season, Keith UrbanRandy Jackson is moving over to a mentoring role. Other names that were bandied about included super-producer Dr. Lukewill.i.amJennifer Hudson and Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun.

Harry says, "I have always been a huge fan of American Idol and really enjoyed my time as a mentor on the show. 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.”

Source: Variety

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