New “American Idol” Judges Connection to Danny Gokey

Lionel and Danny

American Idol” has announced that Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan will be joining pop star, Katie Perry, at the judges table when it comes to ABC Network in Spring of 2018.  Being a fansite for Danny Gokey, why is that news here?  Well, Danny was a Season 8 finalist and he has a connection to all three new judges.  To read AI’s press release click HERE.

Lionel Richie  is a singer, songwriter, record producer and international superstar with a discography of albums and singles that are second to none. His music is part of the fabric of pop music; in fact, Richie is one of only two songwriters in history to achieve the honor of having No. 1 records for nine consecutive years. With more than 100 million albums sold

Click to Read Full Biography  Video from Westvids photo from NY Daily News

Luke Bryan – is a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, a five-time host of the ACM Awards and the 2017 Super Bowl LI national anthem performer. Luke has placed 18 singles at No.1, sold over 10 million albums

Danny was an interviewer on the ACM’s Orange Carpet back in 2010 and this a fun video clip from Danny’s time in country music.  We find it interesting that Danny is asking about combining a music career with having a family. A bit of foreshadowing, perhaps?

Click to Read Full BiographyVideo from Award Show Network

An Katie Perry?  She performed on Danny’s Season 8 of AI. But she clearly had a different finalist as her favorite…
Katie Perry Adam Lambert on cape

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