Variety is reporting that country star Luke Bryan will be joining the 16th season of American Idol alongside Katy Perry. While no official announcement has been made, the show and network are both under pressure to secure the additional judges for the next season of Idol. Katy Perry and ABC worked hard to work out the production schedule around her touring schedule. Should the show be delayed, Perry may not be able to make some or all of the dates for filming Idols audition rounds.
The final judging job has not been filled. It seems like Lionel Richie and Charlie Puth are both out of the running to judge. Maybe it’s time to hit up Adam Lambert, who did a great job filling in for Keith Urban during season 15 when Urban was on bereavement leave.