Harry Connick Jr. Confirmed as "American Idol" Judge

Harry Connick Jr. Confirmed as

In negotiations after Dr. Luke dropped from the running, Harry Connick Jr. will officially join the judges panel of “American Idol.”

Multiple sources confirm the news of who would be joining Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez in the 13th season.

He”s no stranger to “Idol,” however, as the 45-year-old crooner has appeared as a mentor, performer, and guest judge during the show”s run.

Giving us a glimpse as to what his judging style will be like, Harry told E! News back in May, “I think you need to be completely honest, and I think you need to be diplomatic. I think there”s no reason to be mean, but it is called being a judge. You have to judge. That”s what you do.”