Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan take over 'GMA'

The judges for the first season of "American Idol" on ABC also answered audience questions.
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Transcript for Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan take over 'GMA'
are here with the judges of "American idol" and, of course, they are taking over times square studio this morning. All right, so y'all got a little taste of the first auditions, anything you want to share? Well, I mean I think there is still talent out there to be discovered. We live in the age of the internet, the music industry is nstantly changing. It's in flux right now. I think there are still stars and diamonds in the rough and I think the great American dream, we can revive that in a way and show people that if they have the talent, if they work really hard and if we can give them that lucky star and the combination of those three things maybe we can give them kind of like a little platform to just shine. I will say to you that I am amazed. It took me all of maybe till 30 years old to finally get enough confidence to go yeah, all right, I'm on stage. Oh, wow. They're 15-year-olds. They are 15, 16-year-olds coming out going, give me the Mike. Give me the Mike. And I'm going, wait a minute, wait a minute. Slow down. Attitude, ability. Presence. Presence and I'm sitting there going, who -- what is this? It's amazing the confidence this new generation has and I think what's really wonderful for us, we get to see it and if any way try to tweak it just a little bit. They don't need much but I'm telling you what's coming down the pipe is going to be quite exciting. We're excited to see it. You guys, you cross so many genre, pop, country and r&b but also have done stuff that's crossed over as well. How does that help you as a judge? Yeah, we're a big crossover package right here. That is for sure. Even yesterday in our first day was the diversity of the people coming in and the different types of music and you better know all forms of music to some degree when you're back there judging because you're going to look like -- you're going to look like you don't if you don't know it and just that was another -- to touch on what Lionel said, I mean, you can see the information age showing up because these kids can go to their computer and learn how to play piano and they can go get vocal lessons online and it dark like we have a kid come out play guitar great and say would you do another one. Piano over there and he'd do another one. Where was I when I was 15 and it wasn't there, you know. It was not there. Yeah. I was just learning how to tie my shoes. We have a super fan in our audience. Katy. Natalie. You have a question for Katy. Hello, nice sparkly Mike. Thank you, matching. Like I did it in on purpose. I'm a huge Katy kat and my question is if you had to audition for "American idol" singing one of your own song, which one would it be? Good question. I wouldn't sing half of my songs because I -- they're so high, I have to like squeeze my buttocks in to sing "Firework." This is the kind of language you will hear in the show. Buttock. That's pretty good. This is pretty good. I would probably sing "Roar" or something like that, I think. Good choice. No one would complain about that. Nobody. What's so great about this show, you know, not compared to but, you know, there's a lot of different shows like this, it's about the contestants. We are secondary. We are just there to kind of support and we truly want to find someone that we can give a liftoff to and give a name because like you can name, you know, more than almost over five if not under ten really people that have careers and successes and like their lives have been changed and so in a way we're here to really make dreams come true and hopefully find that "American idol." Well, I couldn't think of any three better people to have in the hands of these young people. And we are thrilled -- we'll get to know you a lot over these next few months. Right now outside to ginger?

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