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Harry Connick, Jr. Gives Random Girl a Shoulder Ride on 'American Idol' (Video)

Harry Connick, Jr. Gives Random Girl a Shoulder Ride on 'American Idol' (Video)

Harry Connick, Jr. carries a random girl from the audience on his shoulders and to the judges chair during an episode of American Idol on Wednesday (April 9) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 46-year-old judge went into the audience during a performance from contestants Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson and let the girl sit on his shoulders, but then brought her on stage.

“We didn’t have time for the dismount,” Harry said when he got into his chair.

“I’m sorry. I had to feel what the crowd feels… I haven’t even introduced myself. I’m Harry,” he added as he shook the girl’s hand.

Also pictured inside: Keith Urban heading into the studio before the taping started.


Harry Connick, Jr. Gives Random Girl Shoulder Ride on ‘American Idol’

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  • Not buying it

    Surely Keith could have found an attractive young man in the audience to “mount” on his shoulders.

  • kelly

    I really think that might have been Harry’s daughter.

  • Kayla

    Keith is the best!

  • Lavonne

    @kelly: That’s not one of his daughters.

  • Chrizzy

    This show sucks so bad, they should give everyone in the audience blow pops. !!!!

  • hola

    Keith Urban’s smile makes me smile!

  • maggie

    Keith is so darn cute. Even with that out of control hair. LOL

  • Jan

    That was freaking creepy..i would be screaming if that was my daughter..where was his people to say no to that..ugh and i like him..epic fail

  • what a mess

    Harry Connick is creepy. JLo is boring. Keith Urban is gay.

  • Mark

    I don’t know what he was thinking putting a teenaged girl on his shoulders like that. I like Harry in general, but this was an error in judgment. I wouldn’t be happy about this if that was my daughter. The girl looked uncomfortable too. Harry should know better. He has teenaged daughters!

  • Lucy

    Well, that girl on Harry’s shoulders looks identical to his daughter Georgia … Just sayin’

  • maclen

    So is that the orb in those pics…walking in the white T-shirt and grey pants and oversized tennis shoes…or did Fox invite Goofy to the taping of Idol? Goofy must of had the day off work from Disneyland, obviously. Once again, the orb DOES have “childbearing hips” doesn’t he? His body measurements are “34-26-83.” Surely the orb dresses as if he’s prepared to punch into work and mop the Idol stage!

    Thank you folks! I’m here all week!

  • bahahahaha

    @maclen: urban could birth a calf through those hips!

  • Chelsey

    @Mark:

    @Jan:

    She was screaming…with total happiness :P

    I was there at the taping tonight and sat beside this girl before we were led into the audience. I asked her if she was excited because she looked SO happy to be there. We were right near her mom when his happened and her mom was just bawling and FREAKING out with pure joy over this, as was the rest of her family. They were all SO happy, and that little girl was just very shy :) I thought it was a little odd at first and then I realized I was just being cynical, it was totally innocent and freaking made that girls LIFE, as well as her family’s. She will never forget that!!

  • welcome

    @Chelsey: aka American Idol publicist has joined us.

  • http://Comcast Joni

    Again, most of these jealous, vulgar remarks are made by one person aka THE CRAZY ONE. If it has anything to do with Keith Urban or Nicole Kidman The Crazy One climbs out from under her rock and starts spewing her dirty lies. Just wanted to add I enjoy American Idol very much, like all three judges, my favorite Keith Urban.

  • http://Comcast Teresa

    What a sicko, talking about a mans hips. I bet Nicole loves his hips and everything about him. Keith has it all, talent, like no one else, looks, great build and yes good looking hips !!!!!!

  • Irene

    Thanx for all of the Keith Urban pictures. Quite a handsome man. Love AI this season. Great panel of judges. Know the music business.

  • Klaire

    @Jan: I completely agree. I feel like, had she been a little girl, it would have been ok, but she’s in that age range where those types of things become extremely creepy. You could tell he had a “talking to” because afterwards, he was like “I’m going in!” to Ryan, and then they showed him standing with a bunch of older people. That was funny.

  • Keyboard Junkie

    Watched last night’s show…loved the 70′s & 80′s because that was MY time. The performances were decent…would not necessarily been my choice of songs from that time period…although these kids weren’t even born then. Caleb, in my opinion, is running away with the competition…on his talent, craftsmanship (he can entertain), and punch. I’m not on his bandwagon because personally I don’t think any of them are superstar material.

    Now, to the judges. I do not for the life of me understand why they (all in their 40′s) are acting like a bunch of teenagers on Spring Break. Keith & Harry (and Ryan, too) get a bit too over-the-top in their reactions and behavior. They are not at Summer Camp or a Frat Party. As to the hijinks, they need to can it. I, like all of you, know the ‘demographic’ they are attempting to appeal to…and that is OK…AI is a show for the young. What AI should have done is hire 3 judges near the age of the demographic they are appealing to. There are enough former Disney Channel stars needing work that they could have filled the roster. Grab some of them off their tours, just like the ‘oldsters’ they have on the panel now, and have a go at it.

    I have been fans of Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. for years. Not so much with Jennifer…but I do think she’s a great entertainer. I love their banter with each other, and the remarks made aside of everything…even the double-entendres and such…but as authoritative musically as they really are, they are lowering their behavior to ‘be’ like the demographic.

    Those bright-eyed girls in the so-called pit may well meet that age group, which is fine. But, there is a fine line between having a bit of fun…and taking it too far. For all the fun is really is for them…at their age…all of the judges could well have kids that old (Harry does) if their lives had been different early in life, rather than their thirst for fame & fortune before starting their families. Look how old Keith & Jennifer will be when their little ones are that age….they will be ‘ancient’ in their children’s eyes! LOL!!

  • Tina

    @Mark:
    If that was not his daughter, Harry Connick should be fired!
    Leave the little girls alone, Harry.

  • Tina

    And, we can all do without your sexual innuendos. It’s a family show, why do you have to add that element to it . Really…dismount, nay nay? FIRE HIM!!!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/kelliemurray65 Kellie

    @kelly:
    I thought so too. I kept waiting for him to introduce her. She was so non-reactive…she didn’t really smile or laugh…most girls would have been laughing their heads off or at least blushed and smiled. That’s why I thought she had to be Harry’s daughter or someone he knew. Strange.

  • http://comcast Joni

    You people are sure a bunch of prudes !!! Make something dirty out of someone having a little bit of fun. Unbelievable !!!!

  • http://comcast Teresa

    Just love the judges this years. That Keith Urban, all I can say is WOW !!!

  • Skeptics are stupid

    @Joni: That’s what the whackjob skeptics do. Make something dirty out of nothing and complain that Nicole and Keith are obsessed with sex. Looks like it’s transferred to Harry now because he is on a show with Keith.

  • 1urbanfan27

    Keith was adorable…Just a bit too much of the promo…But that’s to be expected… :)

    Harry…That was a bit over the top…But I like Harry…

  • get real

    @1urbanfan27: With your posting history nobody cares what you think.

  • 1urbanfan

    @get real: Well that makes TWO of us… I don’t care what YOU think…

  • 1urbanfan27

    @get real: Woaahhh…For got to type my number…And I still don’t care what YOU think… :)

  • 1urbanfan27

    @get real: Woaahhh…Forgot to type my number…And I still don’t care what YOU think… :)

  • 1urbanfan27

    Hmmmm…Could be a gremlin…

  • http://comcast Jennifer

    I like all three judges on American Idol. j Lo is beautiful, Harry is kind of a Butt- Kisser and Keith Urban is who he is, he wouldn’t know how to have a big-ego. Love American Idol this Year.

  • http://comcast Jennifer

    @Not buying it: # 1comment, you are very sick person. Does it make you feel better knocking successful people ????? You will have to make up your mind, is Keith gay or is he a womanizer, you can’t make up your mind from one insult to the other.

  • GossipJunkie

    Well…what hijinks do they have in store for us tonight? I’m sure they will be posting more juvenile selfies and acting silly as usual. No wonder AI is going down the toilet….

  • maclen

    @GossipJunkie:

    Yes, the show is a monument to the varied mediocrity of the assembled hasbeens and talentless hacks…AND I’m looking at you, orb…Jlo…connick… seacrest…the “dawg”…new producers…pathetic performers. You can expect of course…record NEW lows in ratings…and the continued shredding of the “dignity” of all previously mentioned above.

  • maclen

    Also, it would seem that the orb’s “keys” to the JJ hyping posts have been taken away by his “mommy” kidman…as there hasn’t been a new posting here on orb in almost 2 weeks now. All he’s gotten since is a few random photos on posts of what JLo is wearing on the show. That is what the coverage of this terribly rated show is reduced to…what Jlo wore on the show.

  • maclen

    So last night’s episode is a a NEW LOW for a wednesday with 8.3 million…on a night where ONLY two shows are NOT repeats. And yes…the orb selfie retweet with the “tween brunette” is back. Orb COULDN’T show a modicum of originality if his life depended on it. Orb’s “PR” technique is to simply grind a simple idea INTO the ground.

  • joanie

    maclen, would you please give it a rest

  • maclen

    “maclen, would you please give it a rest”

    …..no.

    Seems with the LACK of new postings on orb here at JJ…this is the only game in town. It tells you alot when you do realize that the orb is DESPERATELY trying to get himself re-signed to a show that is CLEARLY in it’s death throes. Again, as I’ve made this analogy several times before…it’s like a passenger desperate to STAY on the Titanic as it was sinking. True…men DID stay on the Titanic till it sank…but then it was due to the regulation of “women and children first”…but they clearly would NOT have willingly stayed on IF there were enough life boats. For Idol…there are NO lifeboats needed.. But orb wont mind sinking with the show…apparently if it means another paycheck….as orb clearly has no shame in a further decline of his diminished reputation.

  • http://comcast Audra

    @Not buying it: @Not buying it: Are you Taralea hit run or Mary maclan. Love that Keith Urban and the way he is man enough to tell his fans how much he loves his wife and daughters. I know you don’t like to hear that but that ‘s the way it is.

  • http://yahoo lizzie

    @Audra:

    No one even bothers to check loony-tune’s rants anymore. It’s just a smear campaign. Keith and Nicole are top notch celebrities, and there are nuts abounding who can’t stand it, including those of questionable mental capacity who can’t stand to see others happy.

  • http://comcast Audra

    @Chrizzy: I think you suck so bad. Love American Idol, especially Keith Urban !!!!

  • http://comcast Audra

    @Not buying it: Are you Taralea hit run or Mary maclan ?? Love Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban !!!

  • http://comcast Joni

    @maclen: Oh poor Keith Urban, I wonder if he is going to make it if American Idol doesn’t make it. I bet you care more than he does. He has his wife Nicole, two beautiful daughters, talent, four or five beautiful homes etc etc, not to mention his net worth of fifty million dollars plus Nicoles 100 plus millions. Poor Keith. LOL

  • John John

    It was definitely his daughter Georgia. There was nothing creepy going on!

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