Lionel Richie isn’t afraid to speak his mind.

In an exclusive clip of the upcoming season of American Idol, the 70-year-old judge caught a young contestant — and fellow judges Katy Perry and Luke Bryan — off guard after expressing a bold opinion.

“We have a problem,” Lionel told the contestant in the clip. “Well, a big problem actually because I don’t like you.”

“Lionel Richie,” Perry said, while Bryan let out a sigh.

“I’ve got to be honest with you,” added Richie. “I don’t like you. And for some weird reason, it’s not sitting well with me. I don’t like your voice. I’m being very honest. I don’t like your attitude. And I don’t really think you’re going to make it in Hollywood.”

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The judges, along with the show’s host Ryan Seacrest and mentor Bobby Bones, are back for another unforgettable season of Idol.

“It’s literally a fast track mentorship program that everybody’s watching,” Perry told reporters at an American Idol Q&A on Wednesday. “I think true artists and true stars are coming out of Idol again.”

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Source:: People.com

      

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