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Lionel Richie Sings 'All Night Long' with 'American Idol' Top 10 on Season Finale (Video)

Lionel Richie hits the stage to open the show with a performance of “All Night Long” during the American Idol season finale on Monday (May 21) in Los Angeles.

The 68-year-old entertainer was joined by the season’s Top 10 contestants to perform the classic song.

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There were a ton of guest performances throughout the show, so make sure to check back for our full coverage of the episode. All three of the judges are returning for ABC’s second season of Idol.


Lionel Richie and the Top 10 Perform “All Night Long”
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'American Idol' Is Being Renewed for a 17th Season & All Judges Will Return!

American Idol is coming back with another season!

The long-running singing competition, which was rebooted in 2018 on ABC, will return for another season, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed on Friday (May 4).

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The renewal includes deals with current judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie and host Ryan Seacrest.

The show’s current season saw its highest viewership since the premiere episode during its first live episode earlier in the week.

“We knew that American Idol on ABC would unleash an opportunity for singers from all walks of life to realize their dreams and that these incredible contestants would have America rooting for their success. I am thrilled that Katy, Luke, Lionel and Ryan will be back to once again embark on this Idol journey with us to discover the next crop of inspiring talent,” said ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey.

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Lily Aldridge, Brooke Burke & More Get Glam for World Of Children Hero Awards 2018!

Lily Aldridge keeps it chic and classy in a white dress while hitting the blue carpet at the 2018 World Of Children Hero Awards held at Montage Beverly Hills on Thursday (April 19) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 32-year-old model and Victoria’s Secret Angel was joined by emcee Brooke Burke, Christina Milian, Bethany Mota, Lionel Richie, Jimmy Iovine, Brian Grazer and Rachel Roy at the event benefiting World of Children, a global recognition and funding organization for individuals exclusively serving the needs of vulnerable children

Veronica and Brian Grazer were recognized with the World of Children Board of Governors’ Award, and four extraordinary individuals for their work with children in various parts of the world.

FYI: Lily is wearing a 3.1 Phillip Lim dress and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes. Brooke is wearing a Jovani dress.

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Lionel Richie on Being Pranked by Katy Perry & Luke Bryan on 'American Idol': 'Two Insane People'

Lionel Richie hit Jimmy Kimmel‘s couch on Monday night (March 12) and talked all about his new role as judge on American Idol!

The 68-year-old musician revealed that he’s having “so much fun” but that his fellow Idol judges Katy Perry and Luke Bryan are “two insane people” who regularly enjoy to prank him any chance they get.

On the most recent episode, Lionel‘s been a victim of a whoopie cushion on set and a staged fall by Katy.

Lionel also talked about his recent Hand and Footprint Ceremony and runs through his nearly 40-year career as a singer, songwriter and The Commodores frontman – Watch more after the cut!


Lionel Richie on Being Pranked by Katy Perry & Luke Bryan

Click inside to watch the rest of Lionel Richie’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live…More Here! »

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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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