‘American Idol’ is about to get a little bit country, as Luke Bryan will be taking the second judge’s seat when the show returns. The ‘Strip It Down’ singer joins Katy Perry and Lionel Richie to help pick the next big music superstar.
Luke Bryan, 41, posted a Twitter video on Sept. 29 about joining the American Idol reboot. “I’m so excited and proud to announce that I will be one of the three judges on ABC’s American Idol,” Luke says in the video. “I will be joined by the beautiful Miss Katy Perry and my hero Mr. Lionel Richie and my fellow Georgia boy Ryan Seacrest… I’m so honored, and we’re going to have some fun.” Watch the full video below!
The man who has reigned on top of the charts with songs like “That’s My Kind of Night,” “Drink A Beer,” “Play it Again,” and “Kick The Dust Up” knows a thing or two about being a music superstar. That’s why Luke Bryan, 41, is the perfect fit to join the American Idol reboot. Before the confirmation, many big names circulated as possible judges, including Selena Gomez, 25, and Charlie Puth, 25. Producers of the reboot believed that Selena would have been a perfect fit to sit in between Katy and (now) Luke on the panel. The show was putting a proposal together for Selena, an American Idol insider EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife.com. .
Fans will have to eagerly await until March 2018 to see Idol come back from the dead. The show is set to re-debut after the Oscars, which take place on March 4. It’s currently unknown where Idol will fit in ABC’s primetime lineup, but it’s believed that the show will air on Sunday and Monday nights.
— Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline) September 29, 2017
What do you think about Luke reportedly joining American Idol, HollywoodLifers? Do you think he was a good choice? Who do you want to see as the third judge?