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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09: Musician Lionel Richie speaks onstage during the Songwriters Hall Of Fame 47th Annual Induction And Awards at Marriott Marquis Hotel on June 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall Of Fame)

The producers of American Idol are reportedly interested in Lionel Richie as the next judge to sign for the new season.

TMZ is reporting that the interest is there, though it’s not known if an offer has been made.

The 67-year-old former Commodores frontman has been on tour with Mariah Carey followed by Nile Rodgers through October 21st.

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