‘American Idol’ Enlists Major Country Star To Join Katy Perry As A Judge

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American Idol has reportedly found its second judge!

According to Variety, country music star Luke Bryan is heading to the ABC reboot of American Idol. The country crooner, who has had massive success with songs like, “Kick the Dust Up,” and “Country Girl,” will be following in the footsteps of Keith Urban, who judged the original Fox series. Bryan will be sitting next to Katy Perry, who was the first judge announced when the singing competition was picked back up by ABC.

Although being a full-time judge is definitely a new gig for the Georgia native, its far from the first time Bryan has taken on a TV gig. The singer has been seen on Nashville, hosted the Country Music Association Awards (more than once we might add), and was Blake Shelton’s team mentor on a season of The Voice.

While American Idol landing Bryan is great news, the third chair on the judge’s panel is still open, and needs to be filled. Perry has previously opened up about who she thinks should take a seat on the panel, naming artists like Lionel Richie and Charlie Puth.

Kellie Pickler has also said that she would “love” to be a part of the revival in some way, but now that there is a country star at the judge’s table, we’re thinking a guest performance might be more likely from the CMT reality star.

What we do know is that Perry and Bryan will be joined by American Idol veteran, Ryan Seacrest, who will be the host once the ABC series debuts, and we can’t wait to see this team in action.

American Idol is set for a midseason premiere sometime in spring 2018 on ABC.

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