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Why God Why: Dr. Luke Joins the ‘American Idol’ Panel

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Dr. Luke is one of the best pop music producers working today, so there would be no way in hell that he would lower himself to the point of joining the American Idol judges panel, right? Like, nothing would be worth that indignity, not even if they offered him millions of dollars? Well, money talks and bullshit walks, as they say, because Dr. Luke has officially joined the show. WHYYYYYYYYYY?

From E! Online:

Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez have a new seat partner on the American Idol judging panel.

E! News can confirm that music producer Dr. Luke has officially signed on as the 3rd judge for the Fox reality show.

Rumors that the musician, real name Lukasz Gottwald, was “close to signing” for the spot began hitting the Internet earlier this week, after it was revealed that Black Eyed Peas frontman turned down the gig.

It was reported that declined the Idol job to return as a coach on The Voice U.K. for season three.

Regardless, Dr. Luke’s got some pretty awesome chart-toppers under his belt, making him a great addition to the show.

The songwriter-producer is responsible for hits such as Kelly Clarkson‘s “Since U Been Gone,” Ke$ha‘s “Tik Tok” and Katy Perry‘s “California Gurls.”

Ugh, I mean… whatever and all. He’ll definitely be a great judge and it’s a coup for the show, I just don’t see WHY, just like I don’t see why Jennifer Lopez is coming back or why Mariah Carey or Nicki Minaj were ever there or any of it. American Idol needs to die. I guess it’s better than having to watch Scooter Braun.