Lionel Richie To Join American Idol

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Would you like to see Lionel Richie as a judge on the new “American Idol“. Well it looks like it’s about to go down.

According to TMZ ABC has its sights set on judge #2 for the reboot and it’s Lionel Richie.

‘A.I.’ sources revealed that producers think Richie’s legendary music career makes him a perfect pick.

Richie is also extremely outgoing, which makes for good TV.

The question … how much can producers afford to pay Richie, or for that matter any judge who fills the vacant seats? They paid a queen’s ransom to Katy Perry — $25 million — which essentially blew their intended judge’s budget.

As reported Ryan Seacrest is about to sign a deal to host the new version for somewhere between $10M and $15M.