03/04/2014 10:37 am ET Updated Mar 04, 2014

How Harry Connick Jr. Saved 'American Idol'

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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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