Harry Connick Jr. Says Losing His Mom at Age 13 Was 'Unquestionably the Hardest Thing That's Ever Happened to Me'
"It was extremely traumatic," Connick Jr. tells PEOPLE
"I didn't feel like I had lived long enough to have any particular point of view," Connick admits on the latest episode of The Jess Cagle Interview
Harry Connick Jr. Says His New Daytime Show Is a 'Completely Different World' from American Idol
Harry will make its debut on Sept. 12
American Idol Judges Reveal Their Dream Audition Songs (Hint: Jennifer Lopez Would Have Gone Country!)
"You can find it on YouTube," judge Keith Urban says of a "terrible" audition from his early years
The singer wowed judge Jennifer Lopez, who said Halimi sings, "Like a heavy girl."
Spoiler alert: Kanye West made it to Hollywood
Gear Up for the Last Season of American Idol with an Exclusive Look at the Premiere's Opening Sequence (VIDEO)
"This is really about us finding superstars," judge Keith Urban says in the premiere episode
"When I first met her, her physical beautiful was so captivating that it kind of freaked me out," says the American Idol judge about his wife Jill
Keith Urban wipes away tears after the touching reunion
Toussaint had a long and fertile career collaborating and working with other artists
Lady Gaga, Céline Dion and More Stars Added to Lineup for Grammy Concert Celebrating Frank Sinatra
Sinatra 100 comes just in time for what would have been the crooner's 100th birthday
West performed his own hit song: "Gold Digger"
Harry Connick Jr.'s Daughter Georgia Arrested After Allegedly Providing Alcohol to Minors at House Party
Georgia Connick was reportedly charged after hosting a party at her family's Connecticut home over the weekend
The winner of American Idol's debut single serves as the official anthem for Fox Sports coverage of the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Cup 2015
"I felt like I was a part of something truly phenomenal and historic," Connick told PEOPLE
Who Will Win American Idol?
PEOPLE analyzes the season 14 finalists
It was an "emotional decision to bring the show to an end," say Fox execs
Harry Connick Jr. calls Jackie Cole (a.k.a Jax) "amazing" after her standout performance
"A cat with nine lives," is how judge Jennifer Lopez describes Rayvon Owen after his cover of Lady A's "Need You Now"
"It was beautiful," judge Harry Connick Jr. said of Clark Beckham's performance of "Yesterday"
"21 years with the greatest woman on earth," the American Idol judge wrote
American Idol's Quentin Alexander Sounds Off on Harry Connick Jr.'s 'Disrespectful' Behavior
"If you think I'm being rude, to be disrespectful back isn't right," says Alexander, who tells PEOPLE, "Two wrongs don't make a right"
Contestant Quentin Alexander sparked the ire of judge Harry Connick Jr. after calling the competition "wack"
Gushed judge Jennifer Lopez, "That was amazing – I could hear it on the radio today"
The singing show posted a throwback picture of the country crooner in honor of '80s night on Wednesday