As American Idol goes through yet another set of auditions for its new season, the judges find themselves making some people’s dreams come true, while delivering disappointing news to many others. But that’s what being a judge is all about, says Lionel Richie. The one thing he doesn’t want to be, though, is a dream killer, so he says he approaches the task not necessarily as a judge, but as a parent and a coach. (Click on the media bar below to hear Lionel Richie)
American Idol airs Sundays at 8/7c on ABC.