ABC announced country superstar singer Luke Bryan and music icon Lionel Richie will round out the judges panel for the upcoming season of “American Idol.” The two join previously announce judge Katy Perry and Ryan Seacrest returning to host the beloved music competition. The new panel made their debut appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America” this morning.
According to ABC’s press release, Bryan said, “I’m excited at the chance to help some deserving artists reach their dreams,” he added, “To be in a position in my career to help facilitate this along with the other judges is just a complete honor. It’s gonna be a blast!”
“I am very excited to be joining Katy, Luke and Ryan on ‘American Idol,’” said Richie. “As a singer, songwriter and producer, I feel I can bring a great deal of experience to the table. It’s going to be so much fun!” also from the press release.
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