Katy Perry has announced that she, along with Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, will be returning as judges for Season 3 of ABC’s American Idol.

“American Idol is the original music competition series,” said ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke, who was poised to make the announcement Monday at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour. “It was the first of its kind to take everyday singers and catapult them into superstardom, launching the careers of so many amazing artists. We couldn’t be more excited for Katy, Luke, Lionel and Bobby to continue in their roles as American Idol searches for the next great music star, with more live episodes and exciting, new creative elements coming this season.”

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