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Harry Connick Jr. Posts Adorable #TBT Photo on His Anniversary

Harry Connick Jr. Posts Sweet Anniversary Photo on Instagram

Originally posted 04/16/2015 02:10PM

It had to be her!

Though he had a tense night on Wednesday's American Idol, you wouldn't know it based on Harry Connick Jr.'s upbeat social media dedication to his wife on Thursday.

The singer made good use of the #tbt meme and melted hearts with a sweet shot from his and wife Jill Goodacre's 1994 nuptials.

"21 years with the greatest woman on earth… happy anniversary, Jill," the American Idol judge, 47, wrote of the former Victoria's Secret model, 51, with whom he has three daughters.

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American Idol's Quentin Alexander Sounds Off on Harry Connick Jr.'s 'Disrespectful' Behavior

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American Idol's Quentin Alexander Sounds Off on Harry Connick Jr.'s 'Disrespectful' Behavior

Originally posted 04/15/2015 11:55PM

"You've Got a Friend in Me" doesn't appear to be a song Quentin Alexander and Harry Connick Jr. will be singing together any time soon.

Things got tense between the American Idol contestant and judge on Wednesday night after Connick took offense to comments made by Alexander on the show.

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The Tense American Idol Moment Everyone Is Talking About

Originally posted 04/15/2015 09:40PM


Things got a little icy on American Idol Wednesday.

After a mostly well-received rendition of Lenny Kravitz's "Are You Gonna Go My Way," season 14 contestant Quentin Alexander appeared visibly upset.

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The American Idol Top 8 Performance You Have to See

Originally posted 04/09/2015 12:30AM

[YOUTUBE "MqkW2d7TBeg"] You know it's a good night on American Idol when both judge Harry Connick Jr. and contestant Nick Fradiani got to live a teenage dream.

Fradiani, 29, strapped on his acoustic guitar to kick off the night with a Chris Daughtry-esque take on Katy Perry's 2010 bubblegum-pop hit "Teenage Dream."

Though Connick questioned Fradiani's choice in the video package before the performance, he did tell the finalist after that he "liked the energy."

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Inside American Idol Contestant Joey Cook's 'Beautiful' Engagement

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Inside American Idol Contestant Joey Cook's 'Beautiful' Engagement

Originally posted 04/02/2015 01:30AM

Joey Cook has a lot to celebrate.

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American Idol: Who Slayed a Kelly Clarkson Song?

Originally posted 04/01/2015 10:50PM

American Idol took it back to the beginning on Wednesday with the Top 9 performing the songs of season 1 winner – and this week's mentorKelly Clarkson.

Some contestants stuck close to the original versions (as Nick Fradiani did with "Catch My Breath"), others gave Clarkson's hits an interesting twist (as newly engaged Joey Cook did with "Miss Independent"), but it was Clark Beckham, 22, who gave the performance of the evening.

"I have goosies from head to toe," judge Jennifer Lopez told Beckham after giving him a standing ovation for his rendition of Clarkson's "The Trouble with Love Is," which was featured in the 2003 film Love Actually.

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How Kelly Clarkson Mentored the American Idol Contestants

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How Kelly Clarkson Mentored the American Idol Contestants

Originally posted 04/01/2015 07:30PM

Thirteen years after being crowned the first American Idol, Kelly Clarkson is returning to where it all began.

The "Heartbeat Song" singer will serve as the guest mentor on Wednesday night's American Idol, and Clarkson recognizes that she is uniquely qualified to advise the season 14 contestants.

"It's cool be able to kind of mentor a kid that basically is me 13 years ago," Clarkson tells PEOPLE. "And it's nice for them to see that you can have longevity and a career from a show like this. I know a lot of people get flack for coming from shows like this. I know I did. It's a talent show, but at the end of the day, it's not how you get into the industry, it's what you do once you're there."

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Keith Urban on the One Critique He Can't Shake (VIDEO)

Originally posted 04/01/2015 07:35AM

You'd think a musician as successful as Keith Urban would have been able to shake some of the criticisms he's received since starting out, especially because he's been doling out advice of his own on American Idol for so long.

You'd be wrong, though. Urban explained to Conan O'Brien Tuesday night that there's one bit of criticism that still haunts him from the days when he was first starting out, and – surprise, surprise – it came from a televised talent show judge.

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Ryan Seacrest Gets Tie Feedback from J.Lo, the Hoff and More in This Week's Idol Video Blog

Ryan Seacrest Gets Tie Feedback from J.Lo, the Hoff and More in This Week's Idol Video Blog

Originally posted 03/26/2015 11:20AM

See the hilarious (and super-insidery) clip

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Is That a Mullet? See Keith Urban's Old-School Photo for American Idol '80s Night!

Is That a Mullet? See Keith Urban's Old-School Photo for American Idol '80s Night!

Originally posted 03/25/2015 08:40PM

Keith Urban has proven he can pull off skinny jeans.

Or, at least, he rocked them in the '80s, as seen in a throwback photo posted on Twitter on Wednesday to celebrate American Idol's Totally '80s-themed evening.

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