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How Much Are the 'American Idol' Judges & Host Paid in 2018?

How Much Are the 'American Idol' Judges & Host Paid in 2018?

The reboot of American Idol premieres tonight (March 11) on ABC and you might be curious to know how much money the new judges are making as their salaries have been a big topic of conversation!

Katy Perry was the first person who signed on for the new season of the hit series and she reportedly is earning a massive $25 million for the cycle.

The huge salary for Katy was a big story as ABC originally had intended to keep the budget for the Idol reboot low, according to some reports.

Ryan Seacrest signed on next to host the season, as he has done for the previous 15 seasons on Fox, and he’s reportedly going to make $12 million.

The budgets were already pretty tapped out at this point and there are reports that the producers wanted to find two more judges at very low salaries. They ended up hiring country singer Luke Bryan and legendary artist Lionel Richie, who are both making around $7 million, according to Page Six.

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  • Dieter from Sprockets

    Hopefully this garbage will disappear after one show

  • 1urbanfan27

    Too much…

  • Jill Phillips


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  • Charles Le

    $25,000,000 for what ? What in Satan`s Hell Makes that Bitch Worth 25,000,000 . Let the Con Show begin .. Them folks just beyond GREEDY ! People that Bust They`er Asses to support Family`s barely can Survive , let alone Raise Healthy Intelligent Good Children on the CRIMINAL PAY that They Receive ! And look at these Maggots all Proud ! Gotta Love this SHIT HOLE that We Live in …. Quickly Losing Respect For Music ! Already Lost Respect for Amerika !