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Special Look: Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie Attended ABC’s “American Idol” Happy Hour

The new “American Idol” judges appeared throughout ABC’s Monday TCA press tour event.

American Idol Judges at Happy Hour | ABC/Image Group LA

ABC held its Winter TCA Press Tour festivities Monday, and “American Idol” naturally took center stage.

The principals from the show — including host Ryan Seacrest and judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie — participated in a panel with attending media.

Shortly thereafter, the judges attended a special happy hour celebrating the new season.

They also made their presence felt on the red carpet for the network’s annual all-star party.

After spending fifteen seasons on FOX, “American Idol” debuts on ABC this year. The premiere is set for Sunday, March 11.

Photos from the TCA festivities follow:

TCA WINTER PRESS TOUR 2018 – “American Idol” Happy Hour – The cast and executive producers of “American Idol” addressed the press at Disney | ABC Television Group’s Winter Press Tour 2018. (ABC/Image Group LA)
KATY PERRY
TCA WINTER PRESS TOUR 2018 – “American Idol” Happy Hour – The cast and executive producers of “American Idol” addressed the press at Disney | ABC Television Group’s Winter Press Tour 2018. (ABC/Image Group LA)
LUKE BRYAN
TCA WINTER PRESS TOUR 2018 – “American Idol” Happy Hour – The cast and executive producers of “American Idol” addressed the press at Disney | ABC Television Group’s Winter Press Tour 2018. (ABC/Image Group LA)
LUKE BRYAN
TCA WINTER PRESS TOUR 2018 – “American Idol” Happy Hour – The cast and executive producers of “American Idol” addressed the press at Disney | ABC Television Group’s Winter Press Tour 2018. (ABC/Image Group LA)
LIONEL RICHIE, KATY PERRY, LUKE BRYAN
TCA WINTER PRESS TOUR 2018 – “American Idol” Happy Hour – The cast and executive producers of “American Idol” addressed the press at Disney | ABC Television Group’s Winter Press Tour 2018. (ABC/Image Group LA)
LIONEL RICHIE, KATY PERRY, LUKE BRYAN
TCA WINTER PRESS TOUR 2018 – “American Idol” Happy Hour – The cast and executive producers of “American Idol” addressed the press at Disney | ABC Television Group’s Winter Press Tour 2018. (ABC/Image Group LA)
LIONEL RICHIE, KATY PERRY, LUKE BRYAN
TCA WINTER PRESS TOUR 2018 – “American Idol” Happy Hour – The cast and executive producers of “American Idol” addressed the press at Disney | ABC Television Group’s Winter Press Tour 2018. (ABC/Image Group LA)
LUKE BRYAN, KATY PERRY, LIONEL RICHIE
TCA WINTER PRESS TOUR 2018 – “American Idol” Happy Hour – The cast and executive producers of “American Idol” addressed the press at Disney | ABC Television Group’s Winter Press Tour 2018. (ABC/Image Group LA)
LUKE BRYAN, KATY PERRY, LIONEL RICHIE
TCA WINTER PRESS TOUR 2018 – “American Idol” Session – The cast and executive producers of “American Idol” addressed the press at Disney | ABC Television Group’s Winter Press Tour 2018. (ABC/Image Group LA)
LUKE BRYAN
TCA WINTER PRESS TOUR 2018 – “American Idol” Session – The cast and executive producers of “American Idol” addressed the press at Disney | ABC Television Group’s Winter Press Tour 2018. (ABC/Image Group LA)
RYAN SEACREST, JENNIFER MULLIN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER), LUKE BRYAN
TCA WINTER PRESS TOUR 2018 – “American Idol” Session – The cast and executive producers of “American Idol” addressed the press at Disney | ABC Television Group’s Winter Press Tour 2018. (ABC/Image Group LA)
KATY PERRY
TCA WINTER PRESS TOUR 2018 – “American Idol” Session – The cast and executive producers of “American Idol” addressed the press at Disney | ABC Television Group’s Winter Press Tour 2018. (ABC/Image Group LA)
(FRONT ROW) RYAN SEACREST, LUKE BRYAN, KATY PERRY, LIONEL RICHIE
(BACK ROW) JENNIFER MULLIN (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER), TRISH KINANE (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER), MEGAN MICHAELS WOLFLICK (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER)
TCA WINTER PRESS TOUR 2018 – “American Idol” Session – The cast and executive producers of “American Idol” addressed the press at Disney | ABC Television Group’s Winter Press Tour 2018. (ABC/Image Group LA)
LIONEL RICHIE, RYAN SEACREST, KATY PERRY, LUKE BRYAN
TCA WINTER PRESS TOUR 2018 – The cast and executive producers of ABC series graced the carpet at Disney | ABC Television Group’s Winter Press Tour 2018. (ABC/Image Group LA)
LUKE BRYAN, KATY PERRY, CHANNING DUNGEY (PRESIDENT, ABC ENTERTAINMENT), LIONEL RICHIE
TCA WINTER PRESS TOUR 2018 – The cast and executive producers of ABC series graced the carpet at Disney | ABC Television Group’s Winter Press Tour 2018. (ABC/Image Group LA)
LUKE BRYAN, KATY PERRY, LIONEL RICHIE
TCA WINTER PRESS TOUR 2018 – The cast and executive producers of ABC series graced the carpet at Disney | ABC Television Group’s Winter Press Tour 2018. (ABC/Image Group LA)
LUKE BRYAN, KATY PERRY, LIONEL RICHIE
TCA WINTER PRESS TOUR 2018 – The cast and executive producers of ABC series graced the carpet at Disney | ABC Television Group’s Winter Press Tour 2018. (ABC/Image Group LA)
KATY PERRY

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