American Idol Reboot Looking To Snag Lionel Richie, Among Others

The reality singing competition is trying to nail down its brand new judges.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, American Idol has three main men in mind for spots on the judges' panel—legendary performer Lionel Richie, country star Luke Bryan, and up-and-coming pop singer Charlie Puth.

Unfortunately, no negotiations are underway just yet, but Richie is reportedly looking like a likely addition to the Idol family.

Variety reports that Idol execs are currently deliberating on whether to have three or four judges. During the show's original run, there were typically just three judges—with exceptions in seasons 8, 9, and 12.

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Katy Perry was announced as the reboot's first judge back in late May 2017, after she secured a contract for a whopping $25 million. Former Idol host Ryan Seacrest is also back to the show that made him a household name—so there's sure to be at least one friendly face returning to the series.

Auditions for the reboot begin in Florida on Aug. 17, so let's hope Idol figures out who the judges will be soon!

While we wait for more news, read up on all the stars who were surprisingly rejected by Idol.