American Idol Auditions in NYC, Judges Visit Kelly & Ryan (VIDEO)

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest talk with Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Ritchie during the production of "Live with Kelly and Ryan" in New York on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Photo: David M. Russell/Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and TV Distribution ©2018 Disney ABC. All Rights Reserved.

The American Idol judges are in New York City to for auditions. How convenient for Ryan Seacrest who not only hosts Idol but Live with Kelly and Ryan as well. So naturally, judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan had to stop by the talk show to chat.

The trio took up FOUR segments of the show.  But, fans looking for big news regarding the new season will be disappointed (me). However, there were plenty of shenanigans for folks into that sort of thing. Katy’s idea: All three dressed in Halloween costumes. Check out each segment below.

An eagle, a sloth and a panda walk onto the “Live” set… (aka American Idol judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie).

Lionel explains how his kids (Nicole, Miles and Sofia) prepared him for dealing with his fellow judges on Idol.

The judges and Ryan play a game of “Who’s Most Likely?”

Luke, Katy and Lionel reveal which one of them is hardest to impress.

SPOILER ALERT! It’s Katy. Although, Luke admits he’s been a little tougher this season and he feels kinda bad about it.

A few tidbits from social media.

Ryan mentioned The Highline which is a public park built above a freight rail in NYC. Check it out.

Cool set

Check out Katy’s vintage Lionel shirt!

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