Though the lineup has changed throughout the years, the people who’ve sat at the American Idol judges’ table have all brought something unique to the show. The current lineup — Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, and Lionel Richie — is now in its fifth season together. Richie says the reason why this pairing has worked so well is because each of them brings a different specialty to the show. (Click on the media bar below to hear Lionel Richie)
American Idol airs Sunday and Monday nights at 8/7c on ABC, and episodes start streaming the following day on Hulu.