The country music star is poised to join ABC’s upcoming revival, taking a seat on the judges panel next to the previously announced Katy Perry. ABC, Fremantle and Core Media declined comment. An official announcement is expected to come soon.

Bryan was considered a logical choice back in July, when he was one of three said to be in the mix for the gig. Lionel Richie and Charlie Puth were also in consideration, with neither likely to become the third judge. That Bryan would join American Idol makes sense given ABC’s relationship with country music. The Disney-owned network is the home to the Country Music Awards, among others.

Source : Billboard