Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Was Harry Connick, Jr. Auditioning for Simon's Job Last Night?

I don't know about you, but I thought last night looked like it might be a trial run for putting HCJ at the grumpy end of the judges panel. Here's why:

  • He wasn't afraid to slag contestants (see Casey)
  • He proved he could take what Ellen dished out
  • He showed that he would add value by taking a hands-on approach to the contestants (and not necessarily in a dirty way)
  • He certainly can be easy on the eyes if you don't look directly at him (just like Simon).
  • He'll give Ryan a run for his spray tan supplies.
  • And his accent is cute.

Note for the future AI: It might be nice to rotate the people who sit in the grumpy chair every season. Here's my list for the next 7 seasons:

  • Sue Sylvester

  • Cyndi Lauper

  • Meatloaf

  • Coaster Punchman

  • Alf

  • Weird Al