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Why Katy Perry and Lionel Richie Are So "Inspired" By American Idol's 2020 PCAs Nomination

By Vannessa Jackson Oct 12, 2020 1:00 PMTags
NOV. 15, 9PM
Related: "American Idol" Judges Thank the People for PCAs Nom

They're going to the People's Choice Awards!

American Idol is up for an E! People's Choice Award for the Competition Show of 2020, which means they've got a lot to celebrate. Scott Tweedie recently caught up with Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan to see how they feel about the huge honor.

"We're just so happy to be able to be here to do it safely in person," Katy shared with E! News exclusively, adding, "And still kind of bring a little hope in a real weird time."

Lionel also shared in her excitement and thanked fans for always supporting the show. He also promised they'll kick things into high-gear if they win.

"We're inspired because they're inspired," he shared. "The good part about this is they motivate us, and so now with this People's Choice Award, the fact that we're nominated, you know how big that is? In this great big world of distraction. We have fans that are going, 'We want this,' and we're in the final group."

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Lastly he encouraged fans to go vote for the popular series. "All we want to say is vote for us guys," Lionel said. "If that's the case, we'll even work harder, because we love doing what we do."

Plus, American Idol auditions are still happening with three open calls dates on October 20, 23 and 28. These auditions will be virtual over Zoom in front of a producer, just like the Idol Across America initiative, so it's never been easier to audition and make your dreams come true!

Keep scrolling to see all the other TV shows nominated for the 2020 E! People's Choice Awards. Go to the official site to vote for your favorites. Voting ends Oct. 23!

Don't miss the 2020 E! People's Choice Awards Sunday, Nov. 15 at 9 p.m., only on E!
Schitt's Creek

The Comedy Show of 2020

The Bingeworthy Show of 2020

Tiger King

The Show of 2020

The Bingeworthy Show of 2020

RuPaul's Drag Race

The Competition Show of 2020

Dead To Me

The Comedy Show of 2020

The Walking Dead

The Drama Show of 2020

Insecure

The Comedy Show of 2020

90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?

The Reality Show of 2020

Keeping Up with the Kardashians

The Reality Show of 2020

Below Deck Mediterannean

The Reality Show of 2020

Top Chef

The Competition Show of 2020

Grown-ish

The Comedy Show of 2020

Cheer

The Bingeworthy Show of 2020

Love & Hip Hop: New York

The Reality Show of 2020

The Bachelor

The Competition Show of 2020

The Show of 2020

Queer Eye

The Reality Show of 2020

The Flash

The Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show of 2020

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

The Reality Show of 2020

Wynonna Earp

The Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show of 2020

American Idol

The Competition Show of 2020

Supergirl

The Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show of 2020

Locke & Key

The Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show of 2020

The Late Late Show with James Corden

The Nighttime Talk Show of 2020

Normal People

The Bingeworthy Show of 2020

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Nighttime Talk Show of 2020

This Is Us

The Drama Show of 2020

The Show of 2020

Never Have I Ever

The Show of 2020

The Comedy Show of 2020

The Bingeworthy Show of 2020

Riverdale

The Drama Show of 2020

Modern Family

The Comedy Show of 2020

Grey's Anatomy

The Show of 2020

The Drama Show of 2020

Jimmy Kimmel Live

The Nighttime Talk Show of 2020

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Don't miss the 2020 E! People's Choice Awards Sunday, Nov. 15 at 9 p.m., only on E!