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“American Idol” producers are looking for two more judges, and they have some favorites in mind Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 07: American Idol past winners and finalists perform together onstage during FOX's "American Idol" Finale For The Farewell Season at Dolby Theatre on April 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California. at Dolby Theatre on April 7, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

The search for the remaining cast roles on “American Idol” is underway, with tons of speculation as to who will join host Ryan Seacrest and judge Katy Perry on the show. According to TMZ, there are some particular singers to whom “Idol” producers may soon be making offers.

An “Idol” source told TMZ that R&B singer Lionel Richie is “still a favorite” for one of the judge spots. A few weeks ago, Richie had a meeting with “Idol” producers as a possible “nice judge.” Sources told TMZ that the producers thought Richie would be “a great fit for the show” and that they like his “vibe.”

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Another front-runner for the judging table is pop singer Charlie Puth. Puth is a young singer known for tunes like “Marvin Gaye” with Meghan Trainor and, most notably, “See You Again” with Wiz Khalifa from the film “Furious 7.”

TMZ reports that country singer Luke Bryan is also being considered for a judging spot. They also report that series executives will meet with ABC this week to “finalize their choices and make offers.”

Alex Carrigan About the author:
Alex Carrigan is a copy editor for Rare. He is originally from Newport News, Virginia and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2014. He has a B.S. in Mass Communications: Print/Online Journalism and volunteers as the Communications and PR Manager for the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop. He longs to travel, write, ...Read more
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