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'American Idol' Judges Ranked By Who Appeared on the Most Seasons (Including Several Judges You Probably Forgot About!)

There have been 21 seasons of American Idol so far (with another coming next year) and throughout those two decades, there have been 14 different people who have sat behind the judges table.

The longest reign in the judges chair is 12 seasons while three different judges only appeared on one season. We bet you totally forgot that some of these people were even on the show!

Another fun fact is that only three seasons of American Idol have had four judges while the other 17 seasons all had just three judges.

One thing that has remained constant throughout all 21 seasons is that Ryan Seacrest has been the host every single year. The first season he co-hosted with Brian Dunkleman and then he was a solo host for the remaining 19 seasons.

Browse through the slideshow to see who appeared on the show for the longest span of time…

Luke Bryan Set List Revealed for 2023 Country On Tour After First Shows!

Luke Bryan has kicked off his 2023 Country on Tour with three shows this past weekend.

The 46-year-old country singer and American Idol judge will be giving rising stars the chance to shine throughout the tour.

Luke launched the tour with shows in Syracuse, New York, Darien Center, New York and Toronto, Canada. The tour continues this weekend in Philadelphia and he’ll be on the road through the end of October.

The set lists for all three of the first shows were a little bit different, but it seems he mostly sang all the same songs.

Head inside to check out the set list… More Here! »

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Luke Bryan Defends Katy Perry Over 'American' Idol Backlash

Luke Bryan is speaking out and standing up for his fellow American Idol judge, Katy Perry.

The 46-year-old “Rollercoaster” singer defended Katy over the backlash she received from viewers throughout the most recent season.

Katy was a target for fans of the reality competition over the past season, after she had seemingly made fun of one of the contestants, and told a few jokes that didn’t land well.

Now, Luke is speaking out about the backlash.

Keep reading to find out more…More Here! »

Two 'American Idol' Judges Will Miss the May 7th Episode - Here's Why

Two judges won’t be in attendance at the American Idol live episode on Sunday, May 7.


They will both be performing at King Charles‘ Coronation Concert in England!

So, what is going to happen? The episode will still air live, but there are going to be replacement judges.

Browse through the slideshow for details on the Idol judges…

Luke Bryan Addresses When He Might Leave 'American Idol' & Why

Luke Bryan is considering his next move.

The 46-year-old country star and American Idol judge opened up in a new interview with Audacy’s KMLE Country 107.9 (Phoenix) at Country Thunder in Arizona over the weekend.

During the conversation, he spoke out about his hit TV series.

Keep reading to find out more…More Here! »

'American Idol' 2023 Judges & Host Salaries Revealed, Highest Paid Earns a Rumored $25 Million Per Season!

American Idol‘s new season is returning with a brand new episode tonight, and we’re bringing you all the reported salary info for the stars!

If you don’t know, the three returning judges this season are Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie. They’ve all been with the show since it was revived by ABC a few years back.

Ryan Seacrest is remaining as the show’s sole host again this year as well.

The reboot of American Idol debuted on ABC back in 2018. The show previously aired on Fox for 15 seasons before making the move to ABC.

The salary info dates back to 2018, so there may have been some contract re-negotiations since.

Click through the slideshow to see the salaries for the American Idol hosts…

Katy Perry, Lionel Richie & Luke Bryan Chill Beachside with Mickey & Minnie Mouse While Shooting for 'American Idol'

Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan soaked up some sun while relaxing beachside with Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

The trio of American Idol judges were spotted filming on-location on Monday (February 13) in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The “Harleys in Hawaii” pop hitmaker wore a polka dot dress and white sunglasses with starfish earrings, staying very on theme. All three of the stars sat underneath straw umbrellas and had pineapple drinks nearby as they reclined on chairs laid out with striped towels.

American Idol host Ryan Seacrest was also on hand for the shoot. He wore a floral shirt with navy shorts and appeared to be filming an introduction while standing in front of the judges.

The new season of American Idol will premiere on Sunday (February 19). Find out who will be joining the cast this year as celebrity guest mentors.

You might also be interested in learning who is the best-paid judge on the competition show.

Scroll through all the new pics of the American Idol crew in Hawaii in the gallery…

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