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How Harry Connick Jr. Saved 'American Idol'

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: (L-R) Judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick Jr. are seen on FOX's 'American Idol' Season 13 Top 13 Perform Live Show on February 26, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images) | FOX via Getty Images

Season 13 of "American Idol" sure caught a lucky break in new judge Harry Connick Jr. Since his debut in January, Connick has received rave reviews from both the show's fans and television critics — but he hasn't paid attention to any of them. "There's just a lot of noise that I don't listen to," Connick says. "I've heard some incredibly nice things, but it stops there. I've got a job to do."

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