American Idol Adds Lionel Richie As Judge
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.
Say HELLO to your new judges of @AmericanIdol on @ABCNetwork!@KatyPerry, @LukeBryanOnline & host @RyanSeacrest #TheNextIdol #AmericanIdol pic.twitter.com/vc6S7s8b35
— Lionel Richie (@LionelRichie) September 30, 2017