American Idol Adds Lionel Richie As Judge

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After months of speculation, it’s finally official!  Lionel Richie is pulling up a chair to the judges table on American Idol.  

He will be  joining Katy Perry and Luke Bryan on the ABC reboot that will debut next year.

In a statement, Lionel said, “I am very excited to be joining Katy, Luke and Ryan Seacrest on American Idol.  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!”

Katy tweeted she was “Dancing on the Ceiling” with excitement over Lionel joining the show.

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