Luke Bryan has officially had his first day on the job at American Idol, and it’s no walk in the park.
The country superstar joined fellow judges Lionel Richie and Katy Perry Wednesday (Oct. 4) morning on Good Morning America and revealed what finding the nation’s next superstar means to him.
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“It’s challenging, and we think about that throughout our whole assessment of this human standing in front of us,” Luke says of judging aspiring talent. “We care about their emotions they’re gonna go through. We’re judging do we think they’re going to be able to handle this ride.”
The “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day” singer, who completed the first day of auditions on Tuesday, goes on to say he’s looking for someone who’s ready to put in the work to become an Idol.
“It’s nice to see the glitz and the glamour, but there’s a lot of work that goes behind it... We ran late last night, we got three hours of sleep, but we’re here,” he says of the sometimes taxing responsibilities of being a star. “That’s what a lot of these artists don’t understand. You don’t get to choose your sleep schedule sometimes—the business does.”
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American Idol premieres March 2018 on ABC.
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