This sounds like a burn, dawg: Harry Connick Jr. is a breath of fresh air on the newest iteration of the “American Idol” judging panel. There’s nary a “for you for me” in earshot — and on Wednesday’s (Jan. 16) second half of the Season 13 finale, he talked smack on one of new “Idol” mentor Randy Jackson‘s trademark phrases.
When 24-year-old Samuel Ramsey said he’d prepared a “jazzy” version of his audition song, Connick asked him what he meant by that. Ramsey said he wanted to “change up the song a little bit,” and Connick wasn’t happy with his answer.
“Don’t use the word jazzy. It’s not a word,” he says, which you can see in the clip below. “It’s one of those words, like pitchy — … pitchy is one of those words people say over and over without knowing what they mean.”