The swoon-worthy Connick tweeted at the mother-of-two Thursday, writing, "@MariahCarey - Must've been hard to judge in hell. Idol XIII: Welcome to heaven! @JLo @KeithUrban @RyanSeacrest @AmericanIdol #idolXIII"
He added, “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!”
Meanwhile, in the fun Hot 97 interview, Carey opened up about her marriage to Nick Cannon… and how she wishes he’d be quiet about it sometimes.
Carey said, “I look at certain relationships in the public eye and I go, ‘See? That’s class!’ You don’t need to talk about the relationship that much. I would prefer he just be a little bit... silencio. That’s it.”