And Dr. Luke makes three…
Deadline is reporting that the 39-year-old music producer is closing a deal with American Idol for the show’s third judge’s seat.
Luke’s lengthy resume includes songs made famous by Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears, Ke$ha, Flo Rida and Katy Perry, among others.
If the deal goes through, Luke will be joining Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez on Idol’s upcoming 13th season.
Dr. Luke’s latest Idol news comes just days after it was reported that negotiations with Will.i.am, who was being considered for the job, fell through because of a salary disagreement.
In 2013, Luke was responsible for Spears’ Smurf-tastic track “Ooh La La,” Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” (to appear on BANGERZ), Perry’s “Roar,” and Robin Thicke and Kendrick Lamar’s “Give It 2 U.
American Idol will return to our lives on FOX in January 2014.
Here’s a flashback from last season: