Luke Bryan, Katy Perry & Lionel Richie To Return As Judges On Season 20 Of ‘American Idol’

Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie are returning as judges on Season 20 of American Idol. The popular singing competition show and its judges revealed the exciting news on Wednesday (Oct. 6) via social media.  “Idol fans, filming is…

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Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry & Ryan Seacrest; Photo Courtesy of ‘American Idol’/Instagram

Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie are returning as judges on Season 20 of American Idol.

The popular singing competition show and its judges revealed the exciting news on Wednesday (Oct. 6) via social media. 

“Idol fans, filming is underway in Austin, TX!” Bryan revealed in an Instagram post. “We can’t wait to put together this historic 20th season of the show and our 5th season as judges. Stay tuned for more opportunities to audition later this month and follow @AmericanIdol for all the details.”

The judges also revealed that the show has begun filming the upcoming season and are currently taping in Austin, Texas.

Via social media, Richie added, “Did y’all miss us?! So excited to kick off a new season of @americanidol with this crew! ✨🙌🏽 Filming has kicked off in Austin TX! Can’t wait to see what y’all bring this year. 😉”

Perry hasn’t yet commented on her return, however, the other judges confirmed her return.

In addition to Bryan, Perry and Richie, Ryan Seacrest will also return as the show’s host.

“So glad to be back with this team,” Seacrest shared on Instagram

Singers and Idol hopefuls who wish to audition still have the chance to, as this season’s remote virtual auditions dubbed “Idol Across America” continue nationwide with open calls on Oct. 11, 26 and 28. To sign up for a virtual audition in front of Idol producers, visit www.americanidol.com/auditions.

Season 20 of American Idol hasn’t yet announced a premiere date, however, the show is returning to ABC Network. 

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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