Luke Bryan Hints at 3 Potential Pop Star Replacements For Katy Perry on ‘American Idol’

In a recent interview with Billboard, country star Luke Bryan, revealed some names that have been discussed as potential replacements for Katy Perry on the hit ABC series ‘American Idol.’ “I’ve said several names. I think Pink has been in the talks, Miley Cyrus has been in the talks, Meghan Trainor has been in the talks,” Bryan shared with the outlet.

Reflecting on the ongoing discussions about the show’s lineup, Bryan emphasised the uncertainty surrounding their return as judges. “It’s been interesting,” he added. “It’s been something Disney has been really tightlipped about with me and Lionel [Richie] and Ryan [Seacrest]. We currently haven’t heard what the story is on who’s coming back, and if Lionel and I are coming back. I think Disney is just trying to figure out what they want to do and we’re just kind of sitting back and waiting until they decide.”

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In a separate interview with ‘Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen’, Meghan Trainor, expressed her enthusiasm for potentially stepping into Perry’s role. “I’ve done every interview in the world and said that that is my dream job, and I have emailed three awesome people who work in that world,” Trainor revealed. “I have begged for this job. I haven’t heard any updates, so check my emails, but that is my dream job. I want to drive to work on American Idol and then drive home.”

Bryan, who joined ‘American Ido’l alongside Perry and Lionel Richie in season 16, praised Perry’s tenure on the show, describing her as “perfect for the job.” He acknowledged the challenge of finding someone equally capable to fill her shoes. “I think they’re just working real hard to find somebody that can really come in and do the job that Katy did,” Bryan noted.

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Meanwhile, Kelly Clarkson, the inaugural winner of ‘American Idol,’ dismissed the notion of returning to the show’s judges panel during an interview with Entertainment Tonight. Clarkson cited her commitment to spending time with her children as the primary reason for declining the opportunity. “No. No. I can’t do that, only because I promised my kids,” Clarkson explained. “I was like, ‘I wanna be there as much as I possibly can.’ And it would put me in L.A.”

Clarifying her decision, Clarkson mentioned her departure from ‘The Voice’ in 2023 after nine seasons, citing similar family reasons. While Perry prepares to release her new single ‘Woman’s World, marking the debut track from her forthcoming sixth studio album, details about the album’s release date are yet to be announced.

-Sushmita Sarkar