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'American Idol' 2021 Judges & Host Salaries Revealed - See Who Makes $25 Million!

The brand new season of American Idol airs tonight on ABC and we have some details about the salaries of the three star judges and the host of the show, Ryan Seacrest.

If you don’t know, the three returning judges this season are Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie, who all participated in last year’s season as well.

The reboot of American Idol debuted on ABC back in 2018. The show previously aired on Fox for 15 seasons before making the move to ABC.

WILL YOU BE WATCHING season 19 of American Idol, debuting tonight?

Lionel Richie (Judge)

SALARY: As of 2018, Lionel makes a rumored $10 million per season.

Part of Lionel‘s salary includes performing on the show!

Check out a video of someone who came in and performed a Lionel Richie song FOR Lionel Richie!

Ryan Seacrest (HOST)

SALARY: As of 2018, Ryan makes a rumored $12 million per season.

Ryan has been part of the American Idol franchise for decades at this point, and they recently put together a video of some of his top moments! If you’re an idol fan, you have to watch!

Luke Bryan (JUDGE)

SALARY: As of 2018, Luke makes a rumored $12 million per season.

Part of Luke‘s salary includes performing on the show!

Katy Perry (JUDGE)

SALARY: As of 2018, Katy makes a reported $25 million per season.

Katy Perry recently revealed her favorite Idol auditions of all time!

Source: talent recap

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