American Idol is coming back, and producers are on the hunt for judges for the new reboot season.

According to TMZ, Lionel Richie is being considered as the second judge after American Idol asked Katy Perry to join the show, reportedly paying her $25 million.

The producers reportedly liked the fact that Richie was outgoing and had a good television personality as well as his credibility and ability to put his finger on the popular trends.

With Perry’s $25 million deal and with Ryan Seacrest signing on to host again with a deal between $10 and $15 million, though, there are questions as to what kind of budget the producers could even offer Richie to join the show.

What do you think, Grio fam? Would you like to see Lionel Richie on American Idol?