Ed Sheeran and Alanis Morissette are temporarily replacing Lionel Richie and Katy Perry amid backlash. American Idol viewers are delighted to hear the news.
Ed Sheeran and Alanis Morissette to replace Katy Perry and Lionel Richie:
This season of American Idol has been turbulent for the judges and contestants alike. The show has been in the spotlight and not the good kind lately. Katy Perry and Lionel Richie have been on the receiving end of a tone of backlash lately. The show’s viewers have not been pleased by Katy and Lioniel’s unpopular opinions and critiques lately. Perry has also been labeled “unprofessional” and “rude” for her behavior. She was called out for “mom shaming” a contestant at the start of the season. Viewers of Idol have been demanding to replace the judges.
Are Katy Perry and Lionel Richie Being Replaced?
Viewers are speculating that Lionel Richie, and Katy Perry, are being replaced on American Idol after being called out for their unpopular opinions and rude behavior towards contestants. The answer to the burning questions of the audience is yes. But the replacement will be temporary as Lionel and Katy are heading to the UK to perform at the coronation of King Charles III on May 7.
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It was not disclosed who would temporarily fill in for the judges. Luke Bryan teased about it in an interview, saying that “big names” would join him on the judging panel. According to Filmydude, Alanis Morissette and Ed Sheeran will be filling the spots for Lionel and Katy.
Alanis will be a mentor to the contestants as they pair up to perform songs by Sheeran. Two new judges take the stage to perform, and Ed is reported to debut his new song on the American Idol stage.
Katy and Lionel will be visiting the Top 10 from Windsor Castle in England while they are away. Luke stated about his new co-judges, saying, “It’s big time. The people we’re filling in, the contestants have used their songs multiple times. A lot more than mine.”