New Idol Judge Harry Connick Jr. Jabs Ex-Judge Randy Jackson


Did new judge Harry Connick Jr. get in a subtle jab at one of American Idol's founding judges? Whether you're a longtime Idol fan or even just someone who's seen a Saturday Night Live parody, you'll recognize "pitchy" as one of Randy Jackson's most spouted catchphrases (the other was certainly "yo, dawg"). After a hopeful on the second night of auditions previewed his own performance as "a jazzier version of 'I Want You Back,'" Connick went off: "Don't use the word jazzy. It's not a word ... It's one of those words, like pitchy. We all know what it means ... pitchy is one of those words people say over and over without knowing what they mean." (If you want to watch, Connick starts his diss at 1:21, then gets a bit cut off at the end.) Beware, Paula: You're next.

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