Plus, Luke Bryan was just announced as the second judge for the 2018 season.
ABC first announced plans to bring back American Idol in May after it ended its 15 season run on Fox in April 2016.
Auditions for the show began in August and spanned 23 cities across the United States. Contestants were also allowed to audition through online videos and social media with the hashtag #TheNextIdol generating over 300,000 posts, Entertainment Weekly reported.
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) November 6, 2017
By Wade Sheridan
Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.