'American Idol' Season 13 judge Harry Connick Jr.: 'It's like when you watch football'

"Don't judge" is a popular phrase these days, but judging is the whole reason Harry Connick Jr.is joining "American Idol."The Grammy- and Emmy-winning music star has appeared during past rounds of the FOX singing contest, but he becomes a full-fledged member of the panel as he joins returnees Jennifer Lopez (back after a season away) and Keith Urban for twice-weekly Season 13 telecasts starting Wednesday, Jan. 15. Ryan Seacrest continues as host, with Randy Jackson moving into the role of "in-house mentor.""Other than performing, it's kind of the best gig," the friendly Connick tells Zap2it. "I don't get to sing or play, but I get to be around music ... and it's live television, which is really an exciting medium for me. It's not like being on a talk show, but having input into things as they happen. It's kind of like being onstage, really, just a great mix of the different things I like to do."Connick...



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