Luke Bryan Signs On to Judge ABC's AMERICAN IDOL Reboot
Variety reports that country music star Luke Bryan has signed on as the second judge for ABC's upcoming AMERICAN IDOL reboot. The singer will join previously announced judge Katy Perry on the show. No word yet as to who will take the third seat on the judges' panel.
Among those considered to act as judges on the singing competition are Lionel Richie, Charlie Puth and Keith Urban. ABC declined to comment on details of Bryan's contract. The country singer is set to be honored on CMT's "Artists of the Year" special on Oct. 18th.
It was announced earlier this year that ABC would bring back "American Idol," television's most successful and recognized music competition series, for the 2017-2018 season, bringing back the fan-favorite and making more dreams come true. Ryan Seacrest, who hosted every season of the original "American Idol," is returning to the show, scheduled to premiere in early March.<