Bruno Mars
Nigel Lythgoe thinks that Bruno Mars should join Katy Perry in the “American Idol” reboot. Pictured: Singer attends 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 25, 2017. Getty Images/Frederick M. Brown

Nigel Lythgoe believes that Bruno Mars would be a great addition to the “American Idol” reboot.

On Tuesday, Lythgoe, 67, told Entertainment Tonight that he has someone in mind to join Katy Perry in the “American Idol” reboot. For him, the “Versace on the Floor” singer would be a perfect judge in the reality singing competition. “The biggest star in my mind at the moment is Bruno Mars,” said the former “American Idol” producer. “I think Bruno is fantastic. I don’t know if he’d do it.”

However, he also said, “just because he’s a great singer and a great performer doesn’t necessarily make him a great judge... You can never tell how a person’s gonna be.”

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When asked about the production of the reboot, Lythgoe shared his thoughts and said, “It’s slightly too soon for it.”

In addition, Lythgoe said that ABC did a good job in stealing “American Idol” from FOX. He also suggested that the show should move to New York and keep Ryan Seacrest as the host. “If you really want Ryan, go to where he is,” said Lythgoe. “And there isn’t a better host than Ryan Seacrest, so I hope they stay with Ryan.”

As of now, the “Live With Kelly & Ryan” co-host has not yet signed a contract for the reboot. According to Page Six, Seacrest may still be in talks with ABC to join the revival. They are reportedly still ironing out the details of the contract, but he is likely to join the reboot. “I’m assuming it’s money, but he is returning. He was such an important part of that show and has been the main constant forever,” one source told the publication.

“There’s a multitude of issues still being discussed. Ryan, of course, has a great affection for the show. It’s still an active negotiation. But nothing is going to be announced right now. Everyone’s going away on vacation,” another source added.

In other news, Katy Perry signed a $25 million deal for “American Idol,” TMZ reported. ABC was reportedly desperate to sign a name before the Upfront in May. The network initially offered the “Roar” singer a $20 million deal, but she declined, so they increased their offer. ABC also tried to get Kelly Clarkson, but she went to NBC’s “The Voice.”

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