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Katy Perry, Luke Bryan And Lionel Richie Will Return For New Season Of 'American Idol'

Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan and Katy Perry at the American Idol Finale on May 19th, 2019
August 6, 2019 - 13:30 / Sarah Schulz

Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan will be back behind the table for another season of American Idol. The wonderful trio will return for the upcoming third season of the revival according to a statement released by ABC on Monday August 5th. 

"American Idol is the original music competition series. It was the first of its kind to take everyday singers and catapult them into superstardom, launching the careers of so many amazing artists," according to the president of ABC Entertainment, Karey Burke. 

American Idol: Season 3 Announcement

The statement continued by saying that "we couldn't be more excited for Katy, Luke, Lionel and Bobby to continue in their roles as 'American Idol' searches for the next great music star, with more live episodes and exciting, new creative elements coming this season."

American Idol Auditions Underway

Auditions for season three have already begun in New York City on July 23rd and will continue across the United States until September 21st. The premiere of season three will be in spring of 2020. Stay tuned!