Lionel Richie Is Officially The Final American Idol Judge

So the rumors were true after all..

Lionel Richie has officially joined the American Idol judges’ panel, alongside Katy Perry and Luke Bryan.

He released a statement saying, quote, “I am very excited to be joining Katy, Luke and Ryan [Seacrest] on ‘American Idol’.  As a singer, songwriter and producer, I feel I can bring a great deal of experience to the table.  It’s going to be so much fun!”

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