#Trending-Tue 8/06/19: "American Idol" Has Announced Judges for Next Season

"American Idol" Has Announced Its Judges for Next Season

It was unclear whether ABC and"American Idol"could afford to bring back their three judges: KATY PERRY, LIONEL RITCHIE, and LUKE BRYAN. But now, they announcedthat they'll ALL be back for their third season together.

There's no word on the terms of their deals. As you may recall, Katy's original contract paid her $25 million per season.

RYAN SEACREST's status is still up in the air. An ABC exec said, quote, "I don't believe he'll be missing. We're in ongoing conversations with Ryan about returning, and I'm hopeful that he will." This will be the show's 18th season overall.

Originally posted on August 6th, 2019

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