According to Variety, Luke Bryan will be a judge on the “American Idol” reboot, coming to ABC in March. Honestly, I get a little hesitant with this kind of thing until there’s an official release from either the show or the artist, but here’s the “exclusive”
“With a week left until “American Idol” auditions are due to start, the show has confirmed Luke Bryanas a second judge, sources tell Variety. The country star will join Katy Perry for the series’ reboot on ABC. While the third spot has yet to be locked down, word from inside the production is that “Idol” will stick with a panel of three and not four judges. ABC declined to comment on Bryan’s deal.”
There’s still no word from Luke on social media or an official statement from his people, but apparently it’s coming this week. If Luke really is a judge, there’s still a 3rd spot that needs to be filled and we know Simon, Paula and Randy are all OUT
Apparently the 3rd judge could be Keith Urban, Charlie Puth or mostly likely Lionel Richie. It seems like ABC is spending an insane amount of $$$ on stars for the show. We already know they are paying Katy Perry $25 MILLION and Ryan Seacrest is going to return as host making around $15 million. There were reports from TMZ that Idol offered Luke around 6 Mil but he wanted more money. So if it’s true he’s coming to the show, I wonder how much they had to pay him!?
If they’re going to start filming auditions now, they’ll have to work around Luke’s tour schedule, he’s got 14 shows before November, then takes a 2 and a half month break. American Idol will be on Sunday and Monday nights next Spring, meaning it could go head to head with a new season of The Voice. Maybe Blake knew this would happen, that’s why he got former Idol winner and close friend Kelly Clarkson to join his team next Spring?
Blake & Kelly V Luke on Monday nights…who will you pick!?
I’m not sure what news is bigger…if Luke joins the American Idol judging panel…or what Scotty shared with us on Friday. HE’S NO LONGER WEARING TIGHT PANTS!
Photo cred Variety.com