Harry Connick Jr. Named New 'American Idol' Judge

The third seat at the American Idol judges table has finally been filled.

Harry Connick Jr.  will be joining Jennifer Lopez  and Keith Urban when the singing competition show returns in January, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Just a week ago, there were numerous industry reports that music producer Dr. Luke had the spot but his deal fell apart at the last minute and Connick, who had appeared as am Idol mentor several times, signed on.

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