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Lionel Richie Being Eyed for 'American Idol' Judge!

Lionel Richie is reportedly in the running for a seat on the American Idol judging panel!

The legendary 67-year-old entertainer is becoming a popular choice with the execs at the ABC reboot because of his credibility, according to TMZ.

Katy Perry is already confirmed to be a judge on the upcoming season and former Idol contestant Chris Daughtry was rumored to be joining the panel, but that has not been confirmed at this point.

Ryan Seacrest
is close to signing a deal to return as the host of the singing competition.

Ryan Seacrest's 'Idol' Deal Expected to Close This Weekend

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  • Bill Maher bonds with a Breitbart editor over free speech – TooFab
  • A former Bachelor in Paradise star makes a plea not to cancel the show – The Hollywood Reporter

'American Idol' Auditions Will Take Place in 19 Cities!

Singers who want to audition for the upcoming return of American Idol will have many opportunities to do so as auditions will be held in 19 cities around the country this summer!

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the first episode of Idol airing, ABC just announced the dates of the auditions for the reboot of the singing competition.

Katy Perry, who will be a judge on the new season, announced the news on Good Morning America on Monday (June 12).

“I’m so excited to be apart of the search for the next American Idol,” Katy said. “Auditions are open. So what are you waiting for? I want to hear from you! Head to AmericanIdol.com for all the details.”

You can currently send in your audition online or go to one of the open audition cities.

Click inside for the audition dates… More Here! »

Orlando Bloom Thinks Katy Perry Will Be Fantastic on 'Idol'

It seems that Orlando Bloom is one of the last people to find out that his ex-girlfriend Katy Perry will be a judge on the reboot of American Idol!

The 40-year-old actor was asked to give his thoughts on her new gig during an interview with Extra at the premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

“I’m sure she’ll be great. I didn’t know she was doing that… Well, then, she’ll be fantastic. She’s great at everything she does,” Orly told host Mario Lopez.

Watch the video below!

Katy Perry Joins 'American Idol' As a Judge!

It’s official – Katy Perry has joined American Idol as a judge!

The news was announced at ABC’s 2017 Upfront Presentation on Tuesday (May 16) after a few days of speculation.

ALSO WATCH: Katy Perry Plays ‘Who’d You Rather,’ Claims She’s Kissed ‘Many’ Of These Famous Guys Already!

Katy appeared on Ellen today, and played very coy about the rumors that she was joining the show as a judge. Rumors first spread over the weekend that Katy was being considered as a judge for the reboot of the hit reality show, which originated on Fox.

Taylor Hicks Throws Shade at Chris Daughtry, Says a Winner Should Judge 'American Idol'

It doesn’t sound like Taylor Hicks approves of Chris Daughtry as a choice to judge the upcoming American Idol reboot on ABC.

The 40-year-old singer won season five of the singing competition series, the same season that Chris competed on and finished in fourth place.

Chris, who went on to have huge success with his self-titled band, is reportedly joining the panel of judges for next year’s season.

“I think a winner should be [a judge], personally,” Taylor said during an interview on the Domenick Nati Show. “Because, what you go through to win the show is a lot different than what you go through when you’re third or fourth, you know, or fifth. Or tenth. If they were going to have a judge that’s from the show, if they’re going to have someone from the show who was actually a contestant, I would feel like a winner would be the best suited.”

When asked if he would consider being a judge on American Idol, Taylor said, “I would. I’ve got some pretty good ideas. We’ll see what happens.”

Chris Daughtry Joins 'American Idol' Judging Panel (Report)

Chris Daughtry has reportedly joined the judging panel for the American Idol reboot.

The 37-year-old former contestant, who came in fourth place on season five, will join Katy Perry on the panel if both of their deals go through, according to Us Weekly.

“They wanted a panel of all ex contestants,” a source told the mag. “Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson were all on their wish list.”

Chris went on to have big success with his band Daughtry after his run on the show in 2006.