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Harry Connick Jr. Shames Teen For Her Too-Sexy Performance On 'American Idol'

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'American Idol': Harry Connick, Jr. Shames 18-Year-Old Emily Piriz For Her Sexually Mature Song Choice
'American Idol': Harry Connick, Jr. Shames 18-Year-Old Emily Piriz For Her Sexually Mature Song Choice

Harry Connick, Jr. is the father of three daughters, and so he finds himself feeling very fatherly when some of the young, female contestants hit the "American Idol" stage. On the first live show of the season, 18-year-old Emily Piriz performed "Paris (Oh La La)" by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.

It's a sexually-charged song that had already gotten Connick, Jr. upset in an earlier round of the competition. That time it was a 15-year-old, and Connick, Jr. told her she needed to sing younger songs that weren't so risque.

"Is that what you really want to sing?" he asked Piriz on Tuesday night after having her recite the opening lyrics to the song: "You got me down on the floor, so whatcha bring me down here for?"

Once again, it was Jennifer Lopez who jumped to the defense of the young singer. Hollywood Life's Amanda Michelle Steiner agreed with J.Lo, writing, "Harry. Chill. Anyway, the opinions of middle-aged men aside ... she sounded great!”

The competition continues on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST on Fox.

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