Having just celebrated its 500th episode Wednesday night, American Idol is inching closer to crowning its next champ. Tonight is a big night for Idol as the top three finalists – Alex Preston, Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene – are narrowed down to the final two, one of whom will be the next American Idol.
Joining The K-EARTH 101 Morning Show to give us his take on the top three finalists is one of the show’s judges, Harry Connick Jr. himself! While he thinks it can anybody’s win for the taking, Harry is staying mum on his personal choice of who will take the title of this season’s American Idol.
“I can’t pick, I’m a judge. I gotta stay impartial,” he laughed. “It’s going to be interesting because each one of these three [finalists] has a pretty strong fanbase, and it’s kind of anybody’s prize to win.”
Harry, who is come to be known as the new king of harsh critiques on the show, says his upfront advice is really all to help the contestants, not put them down.
“I don’t think it’s about being harsh, I think it’s about being honest,” he said. “It is a competition…somebody gets up there and doesn’t do a good job, you have to say that wasn’t good. The key is for me, specificity – Here’s why it wasn’t good…So I think honesty works the best.”
Tune in to American Idol tonight at 9pm on Fox to find out who the final two constants will be! Listen to our complete talk with Harry Connick Jr. in the clip below.