Why isn’t Luke Bryan on ‘American Idol’?
- On Monday, Bryan revealed on Twitter that he tested positive for COVID-19.
- “I’m sad to say I won’t be a part of tonight’s first live @AmericanIdol show,” the country superstar wrote. “I tested positive for COVID but I’m doing well and look forward to being back at it soon.”
- Former “American Idol” judge Paula Abdul will take Bryan’s place alongside “Idol” judges Lionel Richie and Katy Perry, CNN reported.
- Abdul was an “Idol” judge during the show’s early years, seeing the rise of singers like Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and David Archuleta.
- “We’ll miss you tonight @LukeBryanOnline,” Abdul tweeted. “Thank you for trusting me with your judge’s seat!”
What happens on ‘American Idol’ Monday night?
- Monday night’s episode of “American Idol” will reveal the 12 singers moving on to the next round off the competition.
- At the start of the episode, “Idol” will announce 10 singers moving forward. The remaining six contestants will then perform for a spot in the top 12.
- Based on those performances, the “Idol” judges will pick two singers to round out the top 12, the Deseret News reported.