ABC and American Idol are starting to gear up for the next season of the competition show. Idol is entering its 18th season overall and 3rd on ABC. Luke Bryan announced on Twitter that he and co-judges Katy Perry and Lionel Richie will be returning to the judges table.
Cody Alan of CMT asked Bryan what he thought of returning to Idol and here is what he said:
“It’s funny kind of leaving the country music world, the radio world and going into TV mode,” Bryan said. “I’ve had people come up to me saying it’s a big deal, man, when you can get a show picked up…That means some good things are happening.”
In the last season of Idol, the judges really found their groove. Perry had mellowed out quite a bit, Richie really stepped up as a music industry veteran, and Bryan brought the funny and the authenticity that he has.
“We’re starting to (have) chemistry as judges. When you look at the contestants — our top 10 and our top 7 — it’s really a contestant-driven show. And if we can put contestants on there that (make) people want to tune in and rally behind, it makes the show even more special.”
Are you excited to see Luke Bryan return to the judging table with Katy Perry and Lionel Richie?