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Harry Connick Jr. Starts Cradling Trend on 'American Idol'!

Harry Connick Jr. Starts Cradling Trend on 'American Idol'!

Harry Connick Jr. has started a new trend on the season premiere of American Idol – cradling!

The 46-year-old entertainer was amused that so many contestants clearly did not know who he was that when 19-year-old Munfarid Zaidi professed his love for the crooner, Harry came over and picked him up.

Harry then said that if he liked his audition, he would pick Munfarid up and cradle him like a baby while he sang another song… and it happened!

“did you like the cradle??? we need more cradling!!! post your cradle pix!!!let’s get it trending! #cradle #idoltonight,” Harry tweeted. He then posted some photos from the set of his new movie Dolphin Tale 2 cradling some co-stars and crew members.

Harry Connick Jr. Cradles Munfarid Zaidi Like a Baby!

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  • Maria

    Harry Harry Harry. Hard to impress even the “others on the panel”.
    Such a relief that no drama queens like last year.

  • loyal

    I love Harry! A great sense of humor. Enjoying Harry and Keith. They just add so much!

  • living in a box

    i think Harry just become a fans favorite judge in America Idol.

  • Lulu

    I agree. His standards are high and gives good input. Also funny (and sexy). :-)

  • billy goat

    I was surprisingly impressed with Harry as a judge. He’s smart, has good critiques and advice, not as easily impressed as the other judges, and is funny too.

  • shafonda

    Munfarid is one hairy dude! ) PS Harry Connick Jr. is great!

  • #wowharrywowdamnthatwaswiered

    just wow

  • nightmare

    If you’ve seen one face you’ve seen them all…is gay marriages new motto…support! Gay! Marriage..harry connick is the fug!

  • http://comcast Patti

    KEITH URBAN is still my favorite! but I don’t think they give him enough time to tell what he thinks of contestants. just love him he is so talented and he wouldn’t know how to have a big ego.

  • http://comcast Loren

    I think Keith Urban is the best judge of the three, plus more talented. I watch AI because Keith is so fabulous.

  • jess

    I felt last night that Jlo did not know much next to the other two judges. She copied them at times. She is sooo annoying with the little things she does to attract attention. SHE’S A TALENTLESS NOBODY, NEXT TO THE OTHER TWO. WHY IS SHE EVEN THERE?

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  • Kat

    Anyone know where the diamond necklace JLO was wearing is from during Auditions when she had rocker look?!

  • maclen

    So, the premiere of Idol drew 15 million viewers…down 2mill from last season’s premiere. The second episode down another 2mill to 13mill. It can clearly be said this pack of judges WILL NOT be saving the show from declining ratings. Who would of “thunk it?” The orb is clearly working on once again being on the LOWEST rated season of the show. And HOW bad will it get this season? Well, the show didn’t drop to 13 million viewer last season…which everyone NOW admits was a completely dreadful season…UNTIL the 6th episode…3 weeks in. And the show is already that low in the second episode. So, apparently, this season will be the “dreadfullest” season of them all! Well, unless orb returns to the show next season, that is.

  • http://comcast Patricia

    American Idol was still the highest rated show that evening. Most shows would love to have 15 million viewers. Maclen you sound delighted in reporting this. I love the show, my favorite Keith Urban but all three did a great job judging.

  • maclen

    That Idol was the highest rated show that evening simply gives Fox the meaningless PR bragging rights. The sponsors do not care if it was #1…they only care how many viewers the show gets. The more viewers…the more eyes on their commericals. That’s why Idol is beginning to lose sponsors…and Fox revenues from the show are dropping. Yes, shows WOULD love to get 15 million viewers…but only shows that have NEVER gotten that many viewers. That is why Idol is SO desperate to get the ratings up…at SOME point they wont be high enough. And all the hype and all the gushing reviews isn’t going to help get the ratings up. ..least of all these judges. And with the ratings dropping so quick already…what CAN be said about the show when it is no longer the highest rated show for that evening? Connick jr. is kind of funny?

  • http://comcast Pat

    @ Maclen. why are you so happy to be reporting this ???? Personally, I think the show will be on for years.

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