Harry Connick Jr. Gives the Best Idol Audition Ever (VIDEO)
The singer hits all the high notes on Sia's "Chandelier" for his fellow judges
Looks like someone’s excited about the new season of American Idol!
Connick sang Sia’s “Chandelier,” prompting a laughing Urban to say, “You did it! You hit the note.”
The judges spent the summer auditioning a new crop of aspiring singers for the 14th season, but this time they took a different approach to narrow down the group of 48 hopefuls down to 24.
In an effort to separate the more seasoned performers from those that need a little more time to grow, the 48 finalists were sent to the House of Blues in Los Angeles to audition with a live band in front of the club’s audience.
“For me, it was a really important part of the process, because in years past we’ve seen them in these various audition environments, and then they go straight to the TV studio in front of a live audience,” Urban said in a recent Idol press call. “I really wanted to see what they’re like in front of a club setting. Can they perform, do they know how to perform live, do they know how to move and connect with an audience? So that was a really telling environment to have them in, and I’m glad that we got to do that.”
American Idol returns Jan. 7 on Fox.