1. Harry Connick Jr., Randy Jackson to Co-Host Benefit Concert for Louisiana Flood Victims

    August 26, 2016 8:40 PM EDT Harry Connick, Jr.  and  Randy Jackson  are teaming up to bring aid to their home state of Louisiana. The former American Idol judges are set to co-host Louisiana Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Relief on Labor Day (Sept. 5). The live broadcast ...

  2. Harry Connick Jr. Delivers Loyola University New Orleans Commencement Speech: 'Be Kind, Be Humble, Be Great'

    May 27, 2016 8:24 PM EDT 0 0 0 Harry Connick Jr. spoke at Loyola University New Orleans commencement ceremony last Saturday held at the the Mercedes-Benz Superdome after receiving an honorary doctorate of music from the Jesuit school.  Harry Connick Jr. Duets With New Orleans Stu ...

  3. "American Idol" Finale: Harry Connick Jr. Sings "What A Wonderful World" With Student

    "American Idol" Finale: Harry Connick Jr. Sings "What A Wonderful World" With Student

    April 07, 2016 8:57 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" Finale: Harry Connick Jr. Sings "What A Wonderful World" With Student american idol finale , Harry Connick Jr. Videos Harry Connick Jr. Brightcove ...

  4. 'American Idol' Recap: Farewell Season Finalists Sing One Last Time for America's Vote

    April 06, 2016 10:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tonight marked the first night of the American Idol farewell season finale, with the top three contestants all singing the singles they will release should they be crowned the winner tomorrow night. After the performances, the results were announced ...

  5. 'American Idol' Recap: Special Looks Back at Past 15 Years

    April 05, 2016 10:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tonight, the farewell season of American Idol  celebrated the end of an era with a special honoring past Idol moments and stars. The special brought back original judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson . “We didn’t know what to expect,” ...

  6. 'American Idol' Recap: The Top 8 is Revealed

    March 03, 2016 10:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Tonight on the farewell season of American Idol , the Top 10 was whittled down to the Top 8 in an intense double-elimination episode. Ryan Seacrest gradually announced who was voted through to next week over the course of the episode, and the bottom ...

  7. 'American Idol' Recap: Final Top 10 Sing for America's Vote, Kelly Clarkson Comes Back to Judge

    February 25, 2016 10:32 PM EST 0 0 0 Tonight, Ryan Seacrest announced the final Top 10 contestants of American Idol’s farewell season. Four singers -- Dalton Rapattoni, Olivia Rox, Trent Harmon and La’Porsha Renae -- were already selected by judges Jennifer Lopez , Keith Urban and Harr ...

  8. 'American Idol' Recap: Group 2 Takes the Stage for Solo Performances

    February 17, 2016 10:11 PM EST 0 0 0 The second half of season 15’s top 24 performed their solo showcases tonight, singing in front of a live audience and judges Jennifer Lopez , Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr . As with Group 1, the members of Group 2 also had the chance to share int ...

  9. 'American Idol' Recap: First Half of Farewell Season's Top 24 Take the Stage for Solos

    February 10, 2016 10:21 PM EST 0 0 0 With the farewell season’s contestant pool narrowed to the top 24, American Idol entered the showcase round of the competition this week. Tonight, 12 of the top 24 gave solo performances for a live audience at the Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles. To ...

  10. 'American Idol' Recap: Last Ever Hollywood Week Reveals the Top 24

    February 04, 2016 10:44 PM EST 0 0 0 The very last "Hollywood Week" finally came to a close on American Idol tonight with the top 51 artists performing in front of a large live audience as well as judges Jennifer Lopez , Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr . The morning after th ...

  11. 'American Idol' Recap: Final Audition Round Wraps As Hollywood Week Looms On the Horizon

    January 21, 2016 10:14 PM EST 0 0 0 Tonight marked the last night of auditions for American Idol’s final season. Jennifer Lopez , Keith Urban , and Harry Connick Jr. handed out the last of the golden tickets to the final class of Idol  hopefuls heading to Hollywood Week. Jessica Cabra ...

  12. 'American Idol' Recap: Fourth Night of Auditions Returns to Little Rock and Denver

    January 14, 2016 11:47 PM EST 0 0 0 T he fourth night of auditions brought American Idol judges Jennifer Lopez , Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. to Denver and Little Rock, where more singers of all styles and levels of experience vied for golden tickets. First up in Denver were frie ...

  13. 'American Idol': Watch Brenda K. Starr's Daughter, Gianna, Audition in Philadelphia

    January 14, 2016 1:58 AM EST 0 0 0 American Idol experienced some technical difficulties early in its  Wednesday (Jan. 13) night broadcast  just as '80s pop singer Brenda K. Starr's daughter was about to audition  for the judges. The sound cut out as Gianna Isabella spoke t ...

  14. 'American Idol' Recap: Young Singers Stand Out in Philadelphia

    January 13, 2016 11:11 PM EST 0 0 0 Week two of season 15’s auditions kicked off in Philadelphia, with former American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken dropping by to both help and mess with some of the artists. The first audition of the night came from Gianna Isabella, the daughter of 1980s ...

  15. 'American Idol' Recap: Final Season Kicks Off Auditions in Denver and Atlanta

    January 06, 2016 10:36 PM EST 0 0 0 American Idol returned for its 15th and final season tonight, starting with auditions in Atlanta and Denver. Season 14’s Jennifer Lopez , Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr . all returned as judges for the farewell season. The premiere immediately beg ...

  16. 'American Idol' Final Top 24 Unveiled at Private Event: 'It's the End of an Era,' Harry Connick Jr. Says

    December 11, 2015 5:40 PM EST 0 0 0 While the final season of American Idol doesn't kick off for another three-plus weeks, the top 24 contestants were unveiled at a private event at the iHeartMedia studio in Burbank, Calif., on Thursday. Idol judge Harry Connick Jr. was on hand t ...

  17. Lady Gaga, Nick Jonas, John Legend & More Pay Tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes at 'Sinatra 100' Concert

    December 03, 2015 7:29 PM EST 0 0 0 The show will air Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. On what would have been Ol' Blue Eyes' 100th birthday, the Recording Academy celebrated the musical legacy of Frank Sinatra with a stellar lineup of performers for Sinatra 100: An All-Star Gram ...

  18. Faith Hill Enlists 'American Idol' Alum for Nashville Talk Show: Exclusive

    October 14, 2015 9:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 The country superstar is exec-producing a lifestyle series, co-hosted by Kellie Pickler, focusing on topics like cooking, home design and gardening. Country music star Faith Hill  is expanding her résumé and heading behind the camera to executive-pr ...

  19. Harry Connick Jr. Syndicated Daytime Show Set for Fall 2016

    October 13, 2015 5:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 Harry  is officially cleared for takeoff. The new daytime show hosted by singer/actor and  American Idol  judge  Harry Connick, Jr.  has sold to Fox for a September 2016 syndication debut, NBC announced Tuesday (Oct. 13). Harry  will air on Fox-owne ...

  20. Kanye West Auditions for 'American Idol' in San Francisco

    October 11, 2015 11:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 Could Kanye West be the next -- and final -- American Idol ? After performing for President Barack Obama at a Democratic National Committee event in San Francisco on Saturday morning (Oct. 10), West headed over to where S.F. auditions were being hel ...

  21. Jennifer Hudson, Gloria Estefan, Harry Connick Jr. & More Welcome Pope in NYC: Watch

    September 26, 2015 10:40 AM EDT 1.299 k 330 39 Jennifer Hudson , Gloria Estefan , Harry Connick Jr. and other entertainers performed for a jubilant crowd Friday, Sept. 25, at a concert to welcome Pope Francis on his first visit to the U.S. and celebrate his message of faith and goodwill ...

  22. Harry Connick Jr. Brings New Orleans to Hollywood Bowl With Mix of Standards & Standup: Live Review

    July 11, 2015 6:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Which bit do you like the best?" Harry Connick Jr. asked a Hollywood Bowl concertgoer Friday night as he climbed off the stage and into the crowd more than halfway through his two-hour-plus set. "You know, which songs? Because some p ...

  23. Harry Connick Jr. Predicts 'Idol' Season 15 to Be Icing on the Cake

    May 13, 2015 2:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 Harry Connick Jr. is back for next season of American Idol and is thrilled to be a part of the show’s 15th and final installment. “I’m honored,” he said to reporters backstage after Tuesday’s finale. “I was a fan of the show from the first season an ...

  24. 'American Idol' Recap: Top Three Revealed

    May 06, 2015 10:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 The top four returned to their hometowns tonight, and the contestants sang three selections. Season mentor Scott Borchetta chose their first songs of the evening, the judges picked their second songs and the artists chose their own third songs, inte ...

  25. 'American Idol' Recap: Top Four Revealed

    April 30, 2015 12:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 Last week on American Idol , the top five artists -- who are the only contestants who will go on the Idol tour this summer -- were determined when Quentin Alexander was voted off. The next day, Jax Cole , Tyanna Jones , Clark Beckham, Nick Fradiani ...

  26. 'American Idol' Recap: Top Five Revealed

    April 22, 2015 10:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 It’s that time of the season on American Idol when the dramatic montages come out. Tonight’s episode opened with a highlight reel of last week’s top six performances and, of course, made a much bigger deal about the tension between Quentin Alexander ...

  27. 'Wack' Attack: 'American Idol' Finalists, Scott Borchetta on Wednesday's Dramatic Confrontation

    April 16, 2015 3:11 AM EDT 0 0 0 Quentin Alexander's verbal spat with Harry Connick Jr. had everyone talking backstage. It was the verbal barb that felt like a physical slap in American Idol judge Harry Connick Jr.'s face. Following a reveal of the bottom two on the show  ...

  28. 'American Idol' Recap: Top 11 Get the Party Started

    March 13, 2015 3:53 AM EDT Empire's Taraji P. Henson drops by American Idol to deliver the official results from the previous night's voting to host Ryan Seacrest . One by one, Seacrest reveals throughout the episode who advances to the top 11, the contestants&# ...

  29. 'American Idol' Recap: Top 8 Girls Keep Motown Week Swinging

    March 05, 2015 11:31 PM EST As "Motown Week" continues on American Idol , Jennifer Lopez , Keith Urban , and Harry Connick Jr . return to the Fillmore in Detroit to hear the top eight girls perform for their shot at season 14's top 12. Just as with the boys ...

  30. Keith Urban on the 'Strategic Journey' of 'American Idol,' Remembering David Vs. David

    January 28, 2015 11:08 PM EST Keith Urban made his Billboard chart debut in August 1999. Since then, he has placed 37 titles on the Hot Country Songs chart, with 32 of them reaching the top 10 and 15 going all the way to No. 1. He has also taken four of his albums to the top, ...

  31. Harry Connick Jr. Says Reinvented 'American Idol' Has 'Ridiculous Amount of Talent'

    January 08, 2015 4:19 AM EST Has American Idol found its next superstar? Judge Harry Connick Jr. said based on what he has seen in auditions, the 14th season of the Fox singing competition is in good shape. "We are trying to find someone who can sell records and become ...

  32. 'American Idol' Premiere: Top Three Who Shined in Nashville

    January 08, 2015 4:03 AM EST American Idol is back. After a cold open where the top 24 singers traded vocals on "Feeling Good" in shrouded secrecy, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest assured viewers of its mission statement: The show is "in the business of making ...

  33. 'American Idol' to Be Reduced to One Night, Ryan Seacrest Says

    December 14, 2014 1:26 PM EST “We are going to do the performance show and the results in the same show,” said the program's longtime host. American Idol fans are going to find out who’s going home in a whole new way. 'American Idol' Judge Keith Urban Talks Seas ...

  34. It's Official: Scott Borchetta Joining 'American Idol' Season 14 as Mentor

    December 03, 2014 5:33 PM EST The man who discovered Taylor Swift will be the new Randy Jackson. Can the man who discovered Taylor Swift pick the next American Idol? The Fox show is banking on just that, as Scott Borchetta , the President and CEO of Big Machine Label group, wi ...

  35. Adam Lambert to Judge 'American Idol' New York Auditions

    September 15, 2014 11:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 It wasn't all that long ago -- the American Idol season-12 finale in 2013 to be exact -- when Adam Lambert told The Hollywood Reporter how he would love to serve as a judge one day. "Where do I sign?" he cracked on the red carpet. Now ...

  36. ‘American Idol' Has Lacked Engaging Contestants, Fox Admits

    July 20, 2014 3:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol" needs to find contestants the audience cares about. That's a criticism Fox's chairman and CEO, Peter Rice, admitted to journalists Sunday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. Dexter Roberts Exi ...

  37. My First 'American Idol': An Intern's Tale

    April 24, 2014 5:01 PM EDT The stage may be smaller in person, but the talent -- especially at the judges' table -- feels much bigger. I might not fit into what is now the stereotypical "American Idol" fangirl demographic, but growing up on the show that chan ...

  38. 'American Idol' Returns With New Judges, New Attitude in Premiere

    January 15, 2014 10:36 PM EST After securing its lowest ratings ever in a season during which the judges' feuds often took precedence over the actual raw talent, "American Idol" returned to its roots with a different panel, slightly altered production and -- per ...

  39. New 'American Idol' Judge Gets Real Ahead of Season 13 Launch: 'I Think We Can Do Better Than What's Out There'

    January 15, 2014 9:53 AM EST 0 0 0 Jennifer Lopez told an audience of "American Idol" fans at Royce Hall on the UCLA Campus that if she were a contestant and could choose her own judges, she would pick the "nice ones" -- Ellen DeGeneres, Paula Abdul, and herself. ...

  40. When Harry Met J. Lo: 'American Idol' Releases Official Photo of the 'Dream Team'

    September 04, 2013 9:28 AM EDT Fox released the first official photograph of the new "American Idol" judging panel on Tuesday, and it's a happy one. FOX The photo, which was taken on the first day of the Boston auditions for season 13, was released just hours aft ...

  41. Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Join 'American Idol' Judges Panel

    September 03, 2013 1:18 PM EDT It's official: Fox has named Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban as American Idol's newest judges panel. The trio will kick off production on season 13 on Tuesday, Sept. 3, in Boston. "I have always been a huge fan o ...

  42. Chart Moves: Hezekiah Walker's Best Week Ever, Harry Connick Jr.'s 21st Top 10 Jazz Album

    June 21, 2013 9:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Black Sabbath scored its first No. 1 as "13" bowed in the top slot with 155,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Elsewhere in the top 10, Big Time Rush, Goo Goo Dolls, the " ...

  43. New Doc Premiering at SXSW Explores the Tumultuous Life of Legendary New Orleans Pianist James Booker

    March 14, 2013 11:03 AM EDT Harry Connick Jr. deciphers the work of his piano mentor James Booker in Lily Keber's film "Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker," that receives its world premiere today at SXSW. He explains in the film that Booker&# ...

  44. Harry Connick Jr., Lyle Lovett and Willie Nelson Bring Christmas to Austin

    March 11, 2013 5:17 PM EDT The biggest collection of Texas musicians onscreen is in, of all things, a Christmas movie. Set in Austin and starring Harry Connick Jr., the cast of "When Angels Sing" includes Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Kris Kristofferson, Sarah Hic ...

  45. Green Day: The Billboard Cover Story

    July 16, 2012 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 How the year's most ambitious project -- three albums over 16 weeks -- came together Two hundred fifty people packed into the Tiki Bar in the Orange County city of Costa Mesa, Calif., on Aug. 11, 2011, paying $20 a head the day before to see on ...

  46. Green Day: How the Year's Most Ambitious Project Came Together

    July 11, 2012 6:45 PM EDT Two hundred fifty people packed into the Tiki Bar in the Orange County city of Costa Mesa, Calif., on Aug. 11, 2011, paying $20 a head the day before to see one of the world's biggest rock bands after an eight-month hiatus. That audience - al ...

  47. Life After The Voice: The Future Plans For The Final Four

    May 09, 2012 1:01 PM EDT "It doesn't really matter who wins these things," said Carson Daly on the Red Carpet following the season two finale of The Voice as he discussed the future careers of the show's top four finalists. "We all know they all d ...

  48. 'The Voice' Recap: A Misstep by Blake Shelton?

    March 06, 2012 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Two men singing Alicia Keys, two women singing Tom Petty: Literally the best and worst of "The Voice" as it moves from blind auditions to the battle rounds that pit singers against each other in front of their coaches. Jesse Campbell gave ...

  49. Michael Buble Returns with Grand Ideas for 'Christmas'

    November 18, 2011 1:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Three months after his album "Crazy Love" debuted atop the Billboard 200 in October 2009, Michael Bublé made his first appearance on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." In addition to performing "Haven't Met You Yet" ...

  50. 'American Idol' Judge Job Poses Risks and Opportunities

    August 06, 2010 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 G oodbye , Simon Cowell. Goodbye , Ellen DeGeneres. Hello, Judge to Be Named Later. Amid the past week's flurry of rumors about who would fill the two vacant judge slots on "American Idol" -- Jennifer Lopez , Steven Tyler , Harry Conn ...

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