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What Kind of Judge Will Lionel Be? Jaybeau

Now I may watch the new IDOL next year.

Simon Cowell was the hyper critic, extra honest. Keith Urban was the nice guy.

What kind of style will Lionel Richie bring as an American Idol judge next year.

Lionel Richie is one of the NICEST artists I have ever met. Many years ago, one of my stations did an event with Lionel. He met every listener, signed every tee-shirt and talked to every person that he saw in the building. Then, he did a LIVE, intimate show in front of only 100 lucky listeners, making every one of them feel like they were getting a Boston Garden level show, except he was ten feet away.

Good job Idol. Lionel may be the best judge ever.

Luke Bryan Officially Joins American Idol

David Becker/Getty Images The American Ido l revamp is going a little bit country! Country star is joining at the American Idol judges' table, the singer confirmed on Twitter. "It's official," he wrote. Additionally, he attached a longer video of himself making the statement. Check it out below!