“I'm so excited and proud to announce that I will be one of the three judges on ABC's American Idol," Luke says in the message. "I will be joined with the beautiful Ms. Katy Perry and my hero, Mr. Lionel Richie, and my fellow Georgia boy, Ryan Seacrest."
He adds, "Can't wait to see you guys. Can't wait to be a part of the show, and I'm so excited to see all the talent out there that America has.”
As Luke mentioned in his video, Lionel Richie has also been confirmed as the third judge for the ABC reboot. "HELLO @AmericanIdol!,” Lionel tweeted. “Excited to announce that I will be on the judges panel w/@katyperry@LukeBryanOnline & host @RyanSeacrest #TheNextIdol."
And it seems Katy is pretty excited by the fellas who'll be joining her. "SO excited, I feel like DANCING ON THE CEILING. Time to KICK THE DUST UP," she tweeted. "@lukebryanonline @lionelrichie let's do this @AmericanIdol thing."