I see how this could work. Gets the older crowd. From TMZ:
"American Idol" has its sights set on judge #2 for the reboot ... and we're told it's Lionel Richie.
'A.I.' sources tell TMZ ... producers think Richie's legendary music career makes him a perfect pick ... credibility and a knack for honing in on what will become popular. Richie is also extremely outgoing, which makes for good TV.