Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan confirmed as new “American Idol” judges

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By Andrea Dresdale

ABCAfter weeks — nay, months — of speculation, it’s finally official: Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan will be joining Katy Perry at the judges’ table on ABC’s reboot of American Idol.

Lionel’s name had been in the mix almost from the very beginning, while Luke’s name has been thrown around for the past couple of weeks. The panel can now boast a bonafide R&B/pop legend, a red-hot current pop star, and a country music superstar. All three judges will appear on ABC’s Good Morning America on October 4.

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