Dr. Luke: Confirmed as American Idol Judge?

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Dr. Luke has been confirmed as a new judge on American Idol.

Try to contain your excitement, people.

According to E! News, music producer (real name: Lukasz Gottwald) has been selected by producers after efforts to land Kanye West, Diddy and will.i.am  fell through.

He will join Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez on the 2014 panel.

Luke is not a major name, of course, but neither was Simon Cowell when Idol premiered.

The songwriter-producer is behind such hits as Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone," Kesha's "Tik Tok" and Katy Perry's "California Gurls."

Are you excited for Dr. Luke to judge American Idol?

UPDATE: The Hollywood Reporter now says Luke will NOT judge Idol.


American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]