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EXCLUSIVE: Harry Connick Jr. Weighs in on Kelly Clarkson Joining 'The Voice' and 'American Idol' Reboot News

by Zach Seemayer 7:33 PM PDT, May 11, 2017
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Harry Connick Jr. Weighs in on Kelly Clarkson Joining 'The Voice' and 'American Idol' Reboot News

Kelly Clarkson is coming to The Voice as a coach for Season 14, and former American Idol judge Harry Connick Jr. has nothing but support for the decision.

"She's amazing. I remember when I did something with her on American Idol she was so great," the singer and talk show host told ET's Jennifer Peros at the premiere of the HBO original movie Wizard of Lies at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City on Thursday.

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"She's like, the perfect person to judge on a show like that," Connick Jr. explained. "Because she knows both sides -- what it's like to have hits and what it's like to be in a competition. She's going to be amazing."

Before hosting his daytime talk show, Harry, the "Like We Do" singer was a judge on the final three seasons of American Idol, where he starred alongside Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban.

The series came to an end on Fox in April 2016, but will soon be getting a new life on ABC. While the rebooted series has yet to officially name its host or judges, Ryan Seacrest has reportedly been offered the chance to return as host.

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"Obviously the default is Ryan. It's hard to imagine anybody else," Connick Jr. shared. "[But] I'll be just as surprised as everybody else when they find out who's going to do it."

While Seacrest appears to be the go-to choice for host, the TV personality is exceptionally busy these days, what with becoming the new co-host of Live With Kelly and Ryan, which films in New York.

However, a source recently told ET that it's possible Seacrest's resettlement in the Big Apple might be something American Idol producers could accommodate.

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"It's entirely possible to do American Idol in New York City," the source said. "It could be more costly, but worth it. Everyone knows that Ryan is the glue that keeps the show together. A reboot without him is almost unthinkable."

Check out the video below to hear more.

Wizard of Lies premieres May 20 on HBO.

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