Another season of American Idol has ended and it's unknown to judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan will return next season. What could stop Richie from returning?
American Idol ended with Laine Hardy winning over Alejandro Aranda
Season 17 came down between Laine Hardy and Alejandro Aranda. It seemed like Aranda was a favorite so much that hardy won.
What really set Aranda apart from other contestants was how he impressed the judges in his audition playing the guitar and performing an original song. "Look, I love being on [American Idol] ," she said. "But of course, which would say in the past, American Idol ̵
Perry is still showing her support for Aranda. He announced that he is on tour after the show on Instagram. She commented, "Let me be a roadie pls."
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(LR) Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan attend ABC's "American Idol" | Amy Sussman / Getty Images
It has already been announced that American Idol will return for a third season on ABC. However, the future of the judging panel is unknown
Perry, Bryan, and Richie are reportedly offered deals to return, according to TV Line. However, it has yet to be a deal and since ratings are down their salaries might be affected.
Will a possible cut lead to a shakeup? Richie had something to say about what would make him walk away from the show
Richie said he wouldn't do another show without Katy Perry and Luke Bryan
The judge is so fond of his fellow judges that he said he Don't do the show without them. He talked about this with reporters, according to Entertainment Weekly
“What will it take? The same things we did this year, ”said Richie. “I've got the greatest three personalities ever. Now, when I started out with this group, I was a bit worried. I kept counting America, 'Pray for me.' But now that I know who everybody is and their characters, oh my god, I would not do another show without 'em.'
Bryan went on to talk about how well they work together. "We've had an amazing two years," he said. “When you just look at the overall approach, we had a clearer vision, we developed our identities and roles, and we wanted to keep that going. We are proud of what people are at home watching…. I know Lionel is getting it, and Katy – when we're walking down the street and somebody comes up and says, 'We love the way y'all are treating these kids on American Idol ,' it feels really, really great. ”
Hopefully, an announcement of when the next season will premier will come after the casting news.