There could be trouble for the “American Idol” reboot before things have even got started, according to TMZ Thursday.
First, sources told the outlet that one of the judges, Katy Perry, has been having a difficult time showing up on time for the audition tapings. The 33-year-old “Roar” singer reportedly shows up 10-25 minutes after call time. (RELATED: ‘American Idol’ Ending After 15 Seasons)
However, the other two judges, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, reportedly aren’t too upset about it even though show producers are said to be frustrated by her tardiness.
Second, and even more concerning for the success of the popular talent show, is the fact that while each judge brings something to the table and their chemistry is good, there is reportedly no comedic tension between the three celebrity panelists.
One source added that the editing of the singing auditions is what makes the reality show a hit.
Last summer, ABC announced that the singing competition show was coming back to television in 2018. “American Idol” first launched in 2002 on Fox. After 15 seasons, its final show aired April 2016 on the network.
“American Idol” kicks off March 11.