Lionel Richie And Luke Bryan Join Katy Perry As ‘American Idol’ Judges

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Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan have officially been announced as the two judges joining Katy Perry for the upcoming ‘American Idol’ reboot.

The move to secure Richie rounds out the revived singing competition’s on-camera talent roster for its upcoming first season on ABC, with Richie joining fellow judges  Luke Bryan and Katy Perry as well host Ryan Seacrest . It also puts “Idol” back on schedule. With shooting on live auditions slated to begin Tuesday, ABC and producer FremantleMedia faced the possibility of having to delay the start of production if the judges table had not been set.

ABC also on Friday confirmed that Bryan is

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