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Luke Bryan & Lionel Richie Are Officially Joining Katy Perry as 'American Idol' Judges!

Luke Bryan & Lionel Richie Are Officially Joining Katy Perry as 'American Idol' Judges!

Katy Perry‘s finally got company!

After weeks of rumors swirling around the judging table at American Idol, it’s official: Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie are joining Katy as judges for the show’s 2018 reboot. Ryan Seacrest will return to host the series as well.

The new judging panel will make their debut appearance together on Good Morning America on Wednesday (October 4).

“I’m excited at the chance to help some deserving artists reach their dreams. To be in a position in my career to help facilitate this along with the other judges is just a complete honor. It’s gonna be a blast!” says Luke.

“I am very excited to be joining Katy, Luke and Ryan on American Idol. As a singer, songwriter and producer, I feel I can bring a great deal of experience to the table. It’s going to be so much fun!” says Lionel.

What do you think of the new American Idol judges?

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  • Joher

    Wasn’t this show cancelled like a year ago? Wth

  • Mary Prankster

    It was…now it’s back for some stupid reason. I doubt it’ll last this time though.

  • Femalefan

    It won’t because people didn’t want or ask for this show’s return.

  • skye3245

    ugh..this show went to long when it was originally on…now its back for no reason…ugh

  • BooHoo

    Why are they still doing this show. The majority of winners have gone no where. Kelly Clarkson was the BEST. And I still love her and buy her music.

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  • Joher

    Lionel should be paying more attention to her teenage daughter dating a 34 year old dude

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    A bit too “urban” for your taste.