American Idol wrapped what was thought to be its 15th, and last, season on Fox in a star laden finale on April 7, 2016.
But it seems audiences can’t get enough of the iconic singing competition.
And judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan made a triumphant return to Hollywood’s Dolby Theater on Thursday evening.
Three’s a wow: Judges for ABC’s rebooted American Idol – country crooner Luke Bryan, 41, hitmaker Katy Perry, 33, and singer-songwriter and producer Lionel, 68 – turned up ready to start work at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater on Thursday
The trio are set to start work on the 16th, rebooted, season of the show, which will kick off on ABC on March 11 with Ryan Seacrest back as the host.
ABC secured the rights to the show during the summer.
Katy shimmered in a one-shoulder mini-dress covered in silver, black and pink sequins that she teamed with black high heels.
The 33-year-old’s dyed white blonde hair was cut into a cute pixie style, showing off her camera-ready make-up.
Twinkling star: Katy sizzled in an off-the-shoulder mini-dress covered in shimmering silver, black and pink sequins
And she smiled as she walked between country crooner Luke, 41, and singer-songwriter and producer Lionel, 68, at one point ling arms with the guys.
Both were dressed in black with Luke in a V-neck T-shirt that he wore under a zip up jacket with skinny leg pants and brown boots.
Meanwhile, Lionel opted for a dark brown suede jacket that he wore over his T-shirt and pants.
The way it was: American Idol aired on Fox for 15 seasons, kicking off on June 11, 2002, and running until April 7, 2016, with Ryan Seacrest as host for the whole run
He completed his stylish outfit with black shoes and a blingy diamond pendant that he wore on a chain.
Meanwhile, Katy will be busy as she’s teaming her stint as judge with her Witness tour.
It began on September 19, in Montreal, Canada, and is scheduled to wrap on August 21, 2018, in Auckland, New Zealand.
The finale judges panel: Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr.