American Idol To Announce Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie as Judges

The ink is nearly dry on the contracts for the final American Idol judges.

According to TMZ, Idol is gearing up to announce Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie as the judges set to join Katy Perry on the 2018 reboot of the iconic show.

Ryan Seacrest will resume hosting duties and reportedly rake in somewhere between $10 to $15 million. TMZ reports Luke signed on for $13 million, while Lionel secured his deal for $10 million. Katy takes the bank with her reported $25 million paycheck to serve as the show’s anchor judge.

The official announcement is said to come as early as Friday (9/29) as Idol auditions are set to begin on Tuesday (10/3).

American Idol premieres on ABC in March of 2018.

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