So when we met up with him recently at an event, we had to ask him his thoughts about the new AI judging panel and secretly hoped he'd spill about the Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey drama too!
Although he didn't give us any juicy details or gossip, he did prep us for the show's new season!
"We are more excited than ever about the spirit that will be on this judging panel because everyone has a specific and strong point of view...I don't know what to expect when it goes live, that's always fun!" he told us.
We definitely dig the new Idol judges and just hope that Mariah and Nicki can be cool and drama free for the show's sake!
Check out our entire Ryan Seacrest interview above! Are you feeling the new American Idol judges?
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