Worst: Judges Check Out Early, Season 15
When Harry Connick Jr. first joined the American Idol judges' table in Season 13, he was a breath of fresh air. There were high hopes that he would be as amusingly direct as Simon Cowell, but he never quite lived up to his potential. That's not to say that he and fellow judges Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban aren't likable — they are. But as Season 2 runner-up Clay Aiken tweeted while watching the show's last season, they’re just kinda "boring." And by the time this year's live shows rolled around, it seemed like even the judges — especially Harry — had checked out. Deep into the Top 10, he admitted that he had only interacted with the contestants offstage once, and after the Top Three performed ahead of the big series finale, he encouraged viewers to vote for "one of these four people." Seems like even he wasn't quite paying attention to Season 15.