Katy Perry: ‘Idol’ Judges Want To Be Positively Helpful

If you think being a judge on a music competition is only about spotting talent, Katy Perry wants you to think again. When we spoke to the American Idol judge, she told us that she and her fellow judges (Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan) are more interested in being mentors than critics, since they know what it’s like to be in the contestants’ shoes. (Click on the media bar below to hear Katy Perry)

 

The finalists have been chosen, and the live shows have begun — American Idol airs Sunday and Monday nights at 8/7c on ABC.

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Carrie Underwood: Without ‘Idol,’ She’s Nothing

Although it didn’t really deliver on its promise in its later years, American Idol definitely made good on its subtitle — “The Search for a Superstar” — in its early days. Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Chris Daughtry, and Carrie Underwood were all among the show’s discoveries, and Underwood doesn’t think she could have made it as a singer any other way. (Click on the media bar below to hear Carrie Underwood)

With a new network and new judges, will American Idol recapture the magic and find another superstar? New episodes air Sunday and Monday nights at 8/7c on ABC.

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‘Idol’ Is A Time Machine For Katy Perry & Lionel Richie

For the contestants, American Idol is a journey. But it’s also a journey for the judges — a journey back in time. When we spoke to Idol judges Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, they told us how watching these performers chase their dreams takes them back to a time in their lives when they were struggling to find success in a difficult, demanding industry. And while they’re doing their best to give a piece of themselves to the contestants, they admit they’re also getting something very valuable in return. (Click on the media bar below to hear Katy Perry & Lionel Richie)

American Idol, which also features country star Luke Bryan at the judges’ table, airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 8/7c.

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Luke Bryan Wishes He’d Been An ‘American Idol’

With four platinum albums under his belt, new American Idol judge Luke Bryan is a true country superstar. Since breaking onto the Nashville scene with the Top 5 single All My Friends Say in 2007, he’s racked up 19 No. 1 hit singles. His road to success was a long one, filled with a lot of dramatic twists and turns. So, looking back, he says he would have been thrilled if he’d been able to win his way to stardom on American Idol. (Click on the media bar below to hear Luke Bryan)

Bryan, along with Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, are looking for a new superstar on American Idol, airing Sunday and Monday nights at 8/7c on ABC.

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Luke Bryan, The Reluctant ‘American Idol’ Judge

Just as each of the contestants has their own road they’ve taken that led them to appear on American Idol, so do the judges. Luke Bryan never thought he’d wind up on the Idol panel, but he talked with us and his fellow judges — Katy Perry and Lionel Richie — about how it wound up happening. (Click on the media bar below to hear Luke Bryan, Katy Perry & Lionel Richie)

American Idol airs Sunday and Monday nights at 8/7c on ABC.

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For Lionel Richie, The ‘Idol’ Excitement Is Genuine

For viewers of American Idol, the ABC reboot may feel like just another season, but with new faces. For those new faces, though, the experience is all new. Lionel Richie, who is on the judges’ panel alongside Katy Perry and Luke Bryan, told us that he’s been very excited to join the show, and he thinks that enthusiasm will be contagious for the show’s viewers. (Click on the media bar below to hear Lionel Richie)

American Idol airs Sunday and Monday nights at 8/7c on ABC.

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