during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas.
Patrick Smith

With only a few weeks before filming begins for a new season on the new American Idol on ABC, there is still only 1 judge signed up.  Katy Perry is already signed up, but who else will be on the panel?  Reports say they have talked to Lionel Ritchie, Charlie Puth and Keith Urban.  Keith even admitted he's had talks with the producers, but word is now their first choice is Luke Bryan.

No word from Luke but the reports say ABC has made an offer.  Problem is, those same reports also say they offered him $6 million after signing Katy for a reported $25 mil and Ryan Seacrest for around $12-15 million.  One way to get around this could be to offer Luke production deals with Disney, ABC's parent company, that have great value to Luke but don't come out of the budget for Idol.

Either way we should find out soon if Luke is taking the deal.  The live auditions have already started and filming is right around the corner.

What do you think, should Luke take the job and be an American Idol judge?


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