American Idol’s New Orleans auditions: Find out if locals made the cut _lowres

Fox photo by MATTHIAS VRIENS-MCGRATH -- 'American Idol' judge Harry Connick Jr., third from left, is back in his hometown of New Orleans with host Ryan Seacrest and fellow judges Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban for Thursday's show.

‘American Idol’ judge and New Orleans native Harry Connick Jr. serenaded the ‘Idol’ audience Wednesday night with a performance of “City Beneath the Sea,’ a tribute to his hometown that he first recorded almost twenty years ago.