News 8’s Ryan Kristafer catches up with American Idol judges

NEW YORK (WTNH) — American Idol is back and it’s coming right here to ABC.

On Wednesday, News 8’s Ryan Kristafer ventured to New York City to chat with the stars at an audition.

The lineup of judges is bringing star power to ABC. Music icon Lionel Richie has sold 100 million albums worldwide and will bring his songwriting mastery to the table for contestants.

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Joining Richie will be one of country music’s biggest stars, Luke Bryan. He’ll help Idol hopefuls light it up on stage.

Rounding out the bunch is pop superstar Katy Perry.

Watch the video above to see what the judges have been up to.

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