American Idol judges, host, sign for 2022.

Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie & Ryan Seacrest all return for 20th season.


American Idol judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, plus host Ryan Seacrest, have all signed on to return for a 20th season.

Seacrest has been with the show every year since it began in 2002.

“Luke, Katy, Lionel and Ryan are music and industry icons that have become synonymous with Idol on ABC,” said Rob Mills (!), executive vice president, unscripted and alternative Entertainment, Walt Disney Television. “Their star power is unmatched, and their support is a gift to our contestants that have deeply benefited from their wisdom over the past four seasons—and they’re ready to do it again. As we begin a momentous season, I think it’s safe to say this dream team has officially cemented their legacy on Idol.”

“We are thrilled that Katy, Lionel, Luke and Ryan will be back to help discover our next American Idol,” said executive producer Eli Holzman, CEO of Industrial Media. “This dream team has selected and guided some of the most talented Idol contestants in the history of the series, and we can’t wait to see who they’ll find next.”

American Idol last screened in Australia on Nine network in 2020.

Meanwhile Seven has pushed back its plans to reboot Australian Idol next February, with a date yet to be advised.

Source: Variety

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