American Idol is getting closer to assembling a full squad. The show’s zeroing in on finalists to join Katy Perry on the judges’ panel.
‘Idol’ sources told TMZ Lionel Richie’s still a favorite to fill one of the 2 remaining seats, and singer Charlie Puth has emerged as a front-runner for the other one. Show execs will meet with ABC this week to finalize their choices and make offers.
However, there could be a country curveball. Sources say Luke Bryan is in the mix because he impressed producers in early discussions. Also if things don’t work out with 2 of those 3, we’re told Keith Urban is an ‘Idol’ vet who could slide in as an alternate.
Katy and Ryan are anxiously waiting to see who joins them.
-source via TMZ.com