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American Idol judge Simon Cowell at the FOX 2002 SummerTCA Tour at the Huntington Ritz Carlton Hotel in Pasadena, CA on Monday, July 22, 2002. Photo credit: Kevin Winter/ImageDirect

Ryan Seacrest will be back as host. But who will be the judges when American Idol returns? Katy Perry is confirmed. Keith Urban? He seemed interested, but there’s no news there. According to the Hollywood Reporter, 3 names are on a short list. One of them will come as a shock to QYK listeners.

Word is Lionel Richie, Charlie Puth and LUKE BRYAN are contenders for the job. ABC is not commenting.

See also: American Idol Tampa Bay auditions announced

Source: Taste of Country

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