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'American Idol' 2021 Judges & Host Revealed, One Name Left Off Press Release

'American Idol' 2021 Judges & Host Revealed, One Name Left Off Press Release

Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie are all returning for American Idol‘s newest season, alongside host Ryan Seacrest!

American Idol has always been able to bring people together, entertain and inspire — and I am so proud of how this show continued to deliver joy and laughter into people’s homes during a time when we needed it the most,” ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke said in a statement. “There is no one who we feel more confident about leading us into a new season of high notes than Luke, Katy, Lionel and the incomparable Ryan Seacrest.”

However, there’s one name left off the press release: Bobby Bones, who had served as the mentor the past few seasons.

According to sources who spoke with TV Line, ABC is “still figuring out logistics for the upcoming season,” and they are looking to reveal details “very soon.”

The new season will debut in 2021. Meanwhile, find out how much money each of the judges made during the 2020 season!

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