Luke Bryan Nabs Second Judge's Seat on 'American Idol' Alongside Katy Perry

Luke Bryan

Nabs 2nd Judge’s Seat on ‘Idol’

9/24/2017 1:08 PM PDT

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Luke Bryan has reportedly landed the second seat as a judge on the rebooted “American Idol” series alongside Katy Perry … this just a week before taped auditions begin.

According to Variety … Luke is confirmed as the 2nd judge, but the details of his payment/perks is unclear for now.

We broke the story … ‘Idol’ wanted Luke badly, but couldn’t come to terms on money. He wanted more than they were offering, and producers tried supplementing his salary with a Disney deal due to budget restrictions.

The problem … ‘Idol’ has not locked down a 3rd judge as of yet, and time/money is running out. As we reported … they were considering everyone from Lionel Richie to Charlie Puth and Keith Urban, but their dough’s running dry because of how much they’re already paying Katy as well as Ryan Seacrest, who scored significantly less to return as host.

We’ve reached out to Luke’s camp … so far, no word back.

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