Luke Bryan might just be the next star to join the cast of “American Idol.”
Fans may recall that Rare Country previously shared news that the country music superstar was being considered for a role as a judge for the series’ upcoming reboot. At the time though, no formal offer had been made.
Now, it looks like the 41-year-old crooner is one step closer to confirming a slot as a judge on the revamped program, which will air on new network ABC.
According to TMZ, “American Idol” producers got in touch with Luke’s team to make him an offer. At this point, it is unclear what the offer was, or whether the “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day” singer has made a decision.
If Luke were to accept the opportunity, he would take a seat next to pop superstar Katy Perry, who has already been confirmed as a judge for the show. Ryan Seacrest is also confirmed to return to the program as host. Katy has reportedly accepted an offer of $25 million, while Ryan is receiving around $15 million. The next-highest-paid talent on the reality singing competition would probably receive around $6 million. So, it is possible that Luke could be holding out for more money.
So far, Keith Urban, Lionel Richie and Charlie Puth have also been rumored as potential panel candidates for the show, which would be a return gig for Keith. Auditions for “American Idol” are already underway, which means taping for the show is right around the corner. “American Idol” is expected to air in 2018 on ABC.
We so hope Luke says “yes!”