Katy Perry, Luke Bryan & Lionel Richie To Return For 20th Season Of ‘American Idol’

Music industry legends Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie will return as judges for the 20th season of “American Idol.”

Veteran host Ryan Seacrest also returns to the singing reality show for ABC‘s fifth season as the home of the show in spring 2022.

Season five auditions of “American Idol” will begin on August 6, with the return of “Idol Across America,” the live virtual nationwide search for the next singer superstar, taking place across the country.

“Luke, Katy, Lionel and Ryan are music and industry icons that have become synonymous with Idol on ABC,” said Rob Mills, executive vice president, Unscripted and Alternative Entertainment, Walt Disney Television. “Their star power is unmatched, and their support is a gift to our contestants that have deeply benefited from their wisdom over the past four seasons-and they’re ready to do it again.”

He added, “As we begin a momentous season, I think it’s safe to say this dream team has officially cemented their legacy on Idol.”

(Photo: ABC/Gavin Bond)

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