• Luke Bryan said Katy Perry told him Resorts World Las Vegas was "just a big, big stage" as he prepared for his residency
  • Bryan's fellow "American Idol" judge Lionel Richie also gave him "a lot of advice" about his residency
  • Bryan said he hopes their "world intersects where we can get on the stage with one another"

Luke Bryan received some words of wisdom from his fellow "American Idol" judges Katy Perry and Lionel Richie when he was preparing for his Las Vegas residency.

Bryan's residency at Resorts World Las Vegas kicked off Friday. However, before he started his first show, he spoke to Perry and Richie, who gave him some advice based on their own experiences.

"Katy, I've been talking to her... She said, 'It's just a big, big stage," Bryan told Entertainment Tonight of Perry, who had her "Play" residency at the same venue last year.

The "Play It Again" singer appreciated the heads up about the size of the stage but said his concert was much different from that of the "Roar" hitmaker because Perry's was more "theatrical." Bryan also gushed over the "big, brand new, amazing, state-of-the-art theater" and "impressive" video panels that would surely blow the guests' minds.

"I don't take myself very seriously, to just stand there and try to be real theatrical," he explained. "I wanna be energetic. [I want to put on a] rockin' show where people are just having fun. I want moments where I interact with the crowd too."

Richie, whose "Lionel Richie: Back to Las Vegas!" residency at the Wynn Las Vegas is currently ongoing, also gave Bryan "a lot of advice."

"We were on [the 'American Idol'] set and I'm like, 'Man, I'm worried about this Vegas thing,'" Bryan recalled, to which Richie apparently replied, "You'll be all right, little buddy."

Bryan did not directly confirm whether or not Perry and Richie would make an appearance during his shows. However, he didn't hide his interest in sharing the stage with the two.

"I hope that Katy and I and Lionel's world intersect where we can get on the stage with one another," he said, adding, "With so many artists and singers that come through, I mean, there's no telling" who could appear.

Bryan jokingly warned his pals to never inform him if they are in town "'cause I'm going to give them an ultimatum to come by here and get on stage with me."

He had been rehearsing all week for his shows and admitted that he endured "a lot of anxieties" because they were not able to rehearse with the set and equipment in Nashville. He said they "built" the sets via emails but was confident that the show would be "amazing."

"The most critical thing in entertainment is walking out there and being confident and knowing you got the show handled, and we've got that handled," Bryan added. "We're going to have a great time."

Bryan's residency at Resorts World Las Vegas began Friday.

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Luke Bryan, who attended the 2018 iHeartCountry Festival at The Frank Erwin Center on May 5, 2018 in Austin, Texas, will perform at the 2018 CMT Music Awards. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for iHeartMedia