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It’s Official: Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan Join Katy Perry on ABC’s ‘American Idol’ Judging Panel

Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie
Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie

*With a filming deadline just days away, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan have been officially announced as the remaining judges for ABC’s reboot of “American Idol.”

The singers join Katy Perry on the panel and will make their debut joint appearance Wednesday, Oct. 4, on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Ryan Seacrest will return as host.

“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!”

“I’m excited at the chance to help some deserving artists reach their dreams,” added Bryan. “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!”

“Luke and Lionel are the perfect additions to round out our panel of judges for ‘American Idol’ on ABC,” said Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment. “In their respective genres of music, both Luke and Lionel possess insurmountable popularity and award-winning talent that are undeniable, and we are lucky that they will help in paving the way for hopefuls pursuing their dreams on our stage.”

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