ABC’s American Idol pauses for puppy party to celebrate Katy Perry’s birthday

American Idol auditions moved to Nashville this week and just so happened to overlap with celebrity judge Katy Perry’s birthday. So while they were in Music City, fellow judges Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, along with host Ryan Seacrest, surprised…

Three American Idol Judges meet hopefuls at auditions in New Orleans

The roadtrip to find the next American Idol has officially started with the first mega-audition in New Orleans. In true New Orleans fashion, Grammy- and Emmy-nominated musical artist Katy Perry, country music superstar Luke Bryan and music icon Lionel Richie…

Lionel Richie Confirmed as Third Judge for American Idol Reboot

Singer-songwriter, record producer and international superstar Lionel Richie has been officially confirmed as the third, and final judge for the upcoming American Idol reboot on ABC. From his early days with The Commodores through his expansive solo career, the music…