'American Idol's' Harry Connick Jr. responds to Mariah Carey's 'hell' comments

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american-idol-season-13-judges-harry-connick-jr-keith-urban-jennifer-lopez.jpgFormer "American Idol" judge Mariah Carey made headlines this week for some comments she made in a radio interview, likening her gig on "Idol" -- which she admits she was paid handsomely for -- to working in "hell" every day with "Satan."

Current "Idol" judge Harry Connick Jr. has responded to her comments on Twitter, writing:

  • when @MariahCarey spoke of "satan" she wasn't referring to @NICKIMINAJ. it was @KeithUrban. he's hot and plays the hell out of the guitar.
  • hey @MariahCarey - must've been hard to judge in hell... @AmericanIdol XIII is heaven! @JLo @KeithUrban @RyanSeacrest @YO_RANDYJACKSON
  • btw, i LOVE @MariahCarey !!! no hate for that sweet lady - i just feel bad that she didn't have what we have - the best @AmericanIdol ever!

We have a feeling Connick Jr. is speaking the absolute trust -- we adore the judges panel this year and think they are going to do a fantastic job. But is it too late for "Idol"? Or will the ratings bounce back in the face of better judges?

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