Luke Bryan has been named as the third and final judge to complete the panel of the upcoming "American Idol" revival. In a video message uploaded to his personal Twitter account, the country singer confirmed that he would be joining the panel of judges when the long-running singing competition returns with a reboot in 2018.

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"I'm so excited and proud to announce that I will be one of the three judges on ABC's "American Idol." I will be joined by the beautiful Ms.

Katy Perry and my hero Mr. Lionel Richie and my fellow Georgia boy Ryan Seacrest," he announced.

Similarly, the "Hello" artist has also expressed his excitement about his newest ABC gig. "As a singer, songwriter, and producer, I feel I can bring a great deal of experience to the table. It's going to be so much fun!" Lionel Richie said in a statement.

"American Idol" previously aired on Fox until its 15th season wrapped up in April. But before the long-running program concluded its run on Fox, rumors emerged that other networks have shown interest in reviving the singing competition.

ABC later confirmed that it has acquired the rights to "American Idol" and announced the return of the program for a reboot. Katy Perry, who was previously a guest judge, earned a permanent seat on the judges' panel in May.

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Ryan Seacrest, on the other hand, announced his comeback as the host for the "American Idol" reboot during an episode of "Live with Kelly and Ryan" back in July.

'The Voice' judge gets candid about Luke Bryan's 'American Idol' gig

Meanwhile, Blake Shelton was asked about his friend's decision to join "American Idol" after he made several appearances on "The Voice" as his advisor. The "God Gave Me You" crooner teased at how people will get to know the real Luke Bryan on the singing competition.

"I think people are going to realize just how dumb he really is when they see him on national television, in an environment where there's no script," he told ET Online. "But you're also gonna see what a great, great, dude that guy is."

He went on to reveal that he and his friend have talked about "American Idol" on several occasions before Luke Bryan finally decided to join the ABC program. "I guess in a way, I gave him my thoughts on it and about how I felt about it on behalf of him," he added.

Blake Shelton continued to joke about Luke Bryan's new gig and revealed that his friend has $13 million on his paycheck for the program. "I mean, Luke Bryan is not cheap. He looks it, but he's not," he cracked.

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