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Lionel Richie Set for New AMERICAN IDOL Judge's Panel?

19 Juin 2017

TMZ reports that legendary singer Lionel Richie may fill the second seat on the judge's panel of ABC's AMERICAN IDOL reboot.

The outlet reports producers believe Lionel's outgoing nature and credibility make him the ideal person for the role, though his representatives have yet to comment on the rumour.

If he was offered and accepted the job he'd sit alongside already confirmed judge Katy Perry, who scored a lucrative $25 million (£20 million) deal to appear on the programme.

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Ryan Seacrest will sign a rich deal to host the new version of "American Idol", but it's not almost as rich as the one Katy Perry signed. In addition, Ryan Seacrest is said to be in final discussions to return as host of the show.

ABC sources spoke to TMZ, claiming that Seacrest wanted $15 million, the company wanted to pay $10 million, and they met somewhere in the middle. And while there's no doubt that Katy is one of the biggest names in the music and entertainment industry right now, Ryan has been with "American Idol" since day one. But that's just not the case.

Lionel Richie Set for New AMERICAN IDOL Judge's Panel?