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.