harry connick jr gi 320 'American Idol': Harry Connick Jr. mentors Sinatra songs“American Idol,” with the help of Harry Connick, Jr., will tackle standards next.

The New Orleans musician will help mentor the Top 5 as they select and sing Frank Sinatra songs, it was announced on Wednesday’s (April 28) results show.

Connick is no stranger to Ol’ Blue Eyes, having sung quite a few covers of Sinatra himself.

Sinatra-style standards can be a blessing and a curse. The melodies tend to be more straightforward, but since the songs are so well known, the contestants will really have to bring something contemporary and individual to their renditions or risk sounding outdated and cheesy. We’re looking at you, Big Mike.

Okay, we kid. Michael Lynche can totally work the crowd while crooning Sinatra.

The bonus next week of course is that Harry Connick, Jr. himself will have an opportunity to perform.

What Sinatra songs would you like to hear the “Idol”s sing?

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