American Idol is making a comeback with a new judging panel of Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan and of course the return of Ryan Seacrest who hosted all previous 15 seasons.
Executive Producer of the show, Trish Kinane said, “We can’t do the show with Ryan, Ryan has been there right from the beginning and it wouldn’t be the same without him.”
With the original host of the show in place, ABC decided to find three new faces to join the franchise and take over from former Idol judges, including Simon Cowell who is known for his no-holds-barred critiques.
So, who will be replacing Cowell as the “mean” judge?
According to Katy Perry, no one is the new Simon Cowell because he’s an executive. She added, “I’m blunt, but I can’t be mean cause I’m a woman,” Perry joked, before Kinane said, “She’s not mean, but she’s brutally honest.”
“I love Simon, he’s my favourite judge,” she said. “think we all have our expertise. Luke can speak on a lot more country things, Lionel can speak on everything because he’s a legend, I have my pop lane… I think we all bring strengths.”
The show will premiere on Sunday, March 11 on ABC.
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