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Luke Bryan was confirmed as a judge on the newly announced Season Three of American Idol on Monday along with Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.

As we posted when it happened, Luke said in part on Instagram, “Ready for another season of laughs, tears and wigs flying on @americanidol.”

The trio is getting back together! Ready for another season of laughs, tears and wigs flying on @americanidol. Get out there and audition! You never know, #TheNextIdol could be you...

36.4k Likes, 530 Comments - Luke Bryan Official (@lukebryan) on Instagram: "The trio is getting back together! Ready for another season of laughs, tears and wigs flying on..."

Luke talked to us about American Idol when Season two was confirmed last year saying, “We know how serious the contestants take it. We’re excited. I mean, I know we’re more excited than last year, just because we know what to expect, and it’s gonna be a lot of surprises and a lot of fun.”

He continued, “It’s always about the contestants. That’s what makes the show fun for us – the surprises, the talent, the youthfulness of the talent. I mean, we have so many 15, 16, 17-year-olds that are unbelievable, and watching them handle the pressure and have fun and the tears and the joy and the smile and all that. So, we’re loving it. We love the role – me and Katy and Lionel and Ryan [Seacrest] – we’re having a great time doing this. To be able to facilitate these kids’ dreams is very special.”