With auditions starting today and only one judge in place, panic mode may kick in for “American Idol.”
You would think with Ryan Seacrest set to return and Katy Perry locked in, that others would jump on board. So far, Lionel Richie, Charlie Puth, Luke Bryan or Keith Urban haven’t inked a deal and none are close. Record producer Nile Rodgers is now in the mix, but time is running out.
Though auditions start today, the judges aren’t needed for them until cameras roll in six weeks. Part of the problem may be the crazy amount that producers are paying Perry. Lionel reportedly wants 10 million but the show wants to pay him half.
We’ll see who shakes out soon.