Singer-songwriter Lionel Richie had a secret meeting with American Idol producers about a potential position as a judge on the reboot.
Richie secretly met with the producers this week, production sources told tmz.com.
According to the sources, the producers love the 68-year-old entertainer, and think that he would be a "great fit for the show".
"They like his vibe. They view him as a nice judge."
However, the sources said producers will not negotiate with Richie until Ryan Seacrest's hosting deal is done.
Singer Katy Perry has been announced as a judge on the show.