Luke Bryan may be adding American Idol judge to already very busy schedule. Rumors are flying regarding possible judges fr the upcoming reboot of the hit show on ABC TV.
Katy Perry is the only artist confirmed as a judge for the show , but according to the "Hollywood Reporter," some very big names are in the running to join her. In addition to Luke Bryan's name being mentioned, sources say producers are looking into pop singer Charlie Puth, Lionel Richie and former "Idol" judge Keith Urban as possible additions.
Lionel Richie is actually said to be one of the favorites among not only producers Fremantle and Core Media, but ABC as well, with TMZ adding that both Richie and Puth are actually in advanced talks to join the panel. Meanwhile, TMZ says Luke impressed producers in early meetings, but should things not work out with him, Keith, who served as a judge on the show's final three seasons, could wind up returning.
As for when new judges will be announced, so far, there isn’t any news, although auditions are scheduled to start August 17th in Florida so there will probably be some announcement by then.
Source: Hollywood Reporter