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Harry Connick Jr. Hilariously Belts Out Sia's 'Chandelier' on 'American Idol' - Watch Now!

Every year American Idol hopefuls sing the latest big hits during their auditions and it looks like Sia‘s “Chandelier” was this year’s go-to track!

Because the song is so hard to sing, especially given all the high notes, no one seemed to make it through by singing it to the panel.

So judge Harry Connick Jr. took it upon himself to try and belt it out in what is probably one of the funniest Idol moments yet.

Watch the video below!

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Harry Connick Jr’s rendition of “Chandelier”?


Harry Connick Jr. Sings “Chandelier” on American Idol

Phillip Phillips Files Major Lawsuit Against 'American Idol' Team

Phillip Phillips has filed a lawsuit in hopes of getting himself released from the recording, management, and merchandising deals with 19 Entertainment that he entered into as the winner of American Idol.

The 24-year-old singer, who won season 11 of the hit Fox series, says he was “manipulated” by 19 Entertainment and its affiliated companies into accepting jobs.

“I am very grateful for the opportunities provided to me through appearing on American Idol,” Phillip said in the lawsuit (via The Hollywood Reporter). “The value that the fans and the show have given to my career is not lost on me. However, I have not felt that I have been free to conduct my career in a way that I am comfortable with. I look forward to being able to make my own choices about my career and to being able to make great music and play it for my fans.”

Among the things that Phillip stated in the lawsuit were that he was forced to perform for free for an Idol sponsor and that he didn’t know the title of his latest album before it was released publicly.

For more on the lawsuit, visit THR.com!

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Adam Lambert Recreates Famous 'American Idol' Audition (Video)

Adam Lambert got quite the surprise while guest-judging during tonight’s (January 15) episode of American Idol!

The 32-year-old was asked to recreate his famous American Idol audition in front of Harry Connick Jr. and Jennifer Lopez!

“I would kill if you auditioned for us,” Harry said. “I want the whole Adam Lambert experience.”

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So Adam took the stage once again to sing Queen‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody” A cappella – and killed it! Watch the video below!


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American Idol's Top 10 Best Selling Contestants of All Time

The premiere of American Idol season 14 is happening TONIGHT (January 7) at 8/7c on Fox and in celebration, we are taking a look back at the top ten best selling contestants of all time.

As you may have predicted, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood rank above everyone else, but you may be surprised at how many albums some of the non-winners have sold!

This year, returning judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. are hoping to find an artist that will take a place among the ranks of this list. We’ll have to follow along closely over the next five months to see who comes out victorious.

Last month, the show released a mysterious video with the voices of this year’s top 24 contestants, though we aren’t able to see any of their faces.

Click through the slideshow below to see the best selling contestants…

'American Idol' Reveals Top 24 in Mysterious Video Before Season 14 Even Starts - Watch Now!

American Idol just released a video sneak peek of the Top 24 singers from the upcoming season 14!

The hit reality singing competition show has never before released a video letting us hear or see the Top 24 before the show has even started.

The season premiere of American Idol is on January 7 and will begin with the initial auditions. Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick, Jr. will all act as the judges again this season.

While the contestant’s actual faces are never seen, we do get a good sense of how much vocal variety there will be this season! Watch below…


‘American Idol’ Reveals Top 24

Jennifer Lopez's High Slit Skirt Goes Way Up There at 'American Idol XIV' Event

Jennifer Lopez strikes a pose while attending the American Idol XIV event held at CBS Televison City on Tuesday (December 9) in Los Angeles.

The 45-year-old actress was joined on the red carpet by Keith Urban, Harry Connick, Jr., and new mentor Scott Borchetta.

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In case you missed the big news, Scott signed on as the show’s mentor after Randy Jackson exited.

Mark your calendars, the fourteenth season of American Idol is set to return to Fox on Wednesday, January 7!

FYI: Jennifer is wearing a Cedric Charlier top, Thomas Wild skirt, Sophia Webster shoes, a Jason of Beverly Hills tennis bracelet and rings, and Kwiat jewels.

10+ pictures inside of Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, Harry Connick, Jr. at an America Idol event… More Here! »

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Kelly Clarkson Sings 'A Moment Like This' Live 12 Years After Her 'American Idol' Win - Watch Now!

Kelly Clarkson just sang her big hit “A Moment Like This” live at the Miss Vietnam competition on Saturday evening (December 6) held at the Vinpearl Phu Quoc Resort on the southern island of Phu Quoc, Vietnam.

The 32-year-old American Idol winner’s performance gave us flashbacks to her performance from 12 years ago, when the song won her the title on the first season of the reality competition. Kelly also sang her other hits “Stronger” and “Because of You” at the show last night.

Check out her big performance 12 years after winning the American Idol title below…


Kelly Clarkson Sings ‘A Moment Like This’ Live 12 Years

Click inside to watch Kelly’s original “A Moment Like This” performance from 12 years ago… More Here! »

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