Luke Bryan will play 'great hillbilly card' as the newest 'American Idol' judge

Sophie Ludel
Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

It has been confirmed, ladies and gentlemen, that Luke Bryan is officially the newest judge on American Idol. The country singer will be joining Katy Perry on the ABC reboot. According to Variety, “the third spot has yet to be locked down. Word from inside the production is that Idol will stick with a panel of three and not four judges.”

Claudia and Jackie Oshry of The Morning Breath are loving the fact that Bryan is joining the cast. Claudia says, “Every singing show has a token funny country hillbilly,” she notes, adding that she thinks Luke Bryan will do an even better job than Blake Shelton on The Voice.

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