After months of speculation, Luke Bryan officially announced that he will return to be a judge on the next season of American Idol.

The country music star kept people waiting after he didn't officially sign back up after the end of last season. He made his announcement to return last night.

Bryan will join Katy Perry and Lionel Richie as judges on the show.

Auditions for the new season are currently underway but no official start date has been announced.

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