'American Idol' premiere spoilers: Harry Connick Jr. is your new fav

Any show heading into its 13th season is probably in need of a little jolt of energy. "American Idol's" latest attempt to shake things up was by switching around its panel of judges. But guess what? It worked. If the two-hour season premiere is indicative of the season as a whole, the combination of "Idol" vets Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and newbie Harry Connick Jr. will yield the best judging panel since the original Simon Cowell/Paula Abdul/Randy Jackson seasons. There's a chemistry there that's been lacking for a few years now. Here are a few more things you can expect when the reality singing competition returns on Jan. 15, 2014: 1. Harry Connick Jr. is your new favorite person. He's funny, charming, self-deprecating, knows a TON about music, and isn't afraid to disagree (or to hurt some feelings). Regardless of his tactics, you know that every panel needs to have a tough judge -- HCJ...



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