Entertainment Hollywood News Television Luke Bryan To Be A Second Judge On American Idol By Nitika Sethi Posted on 4 weeks ago Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin American Idol is coming back on ABC in March. Katy Perry was announced as the first judge of the revival of American Idol. The choice for Luke Bryan as a second judge seemed logical, given the network’s relations with country music. While ABC, Fremantle and Core Media have refused to comment, an official announcement is expected to hit the news soon. Lionel Richie and Charlie Puth were also among the ones considered for the position but now, neither is likely to be selected as the third judge. Source The auditions for the show have already begun in August in Florida and Ryan Seacrest has been chosen to host the show. The choice for Ryan Seacrest took nearly three months of negotiation even though his role as a host was considered almost final by many a long time ago. Bryan and the third judge are not expected to even reach the same star wattage as Katy Perry, who reportedly signed a $25 million contract for the judging. ABC, Fremantle and Core Media have always been talking about the cost of running the show after the show suffered financial issues during its original Fox run. This was mainly due to the high salaries of the skyrocketing talents. Source ABC is planning to premiere the revival of American Idol in March, hoping to use the Oscars as a launching pad for the show. It will be aired on ABC on Sundays and Mondays. Source Luke Bryan made his music career in the mid-2000s, starting with the release of his album ‘Spring Break’. His success story has been told by the sale of his albums at 7 million worldwide and his singles at nearly 27 million worldwide. His last three albums debuted at the top of the Billboard Country Album Charts and have released five albums since 2007. He was also the winner of the Entertainer of the Year Award of the Academy of Country Music Awards and Country Music Association Awards.