"American Idol" is getting closer to assembling a full squad -- the show's zeroing in on finalists to join Katy Perry on the judges' panel. Lionel Richie's still a favorite to fill one of the 2 remaining seats, and singer Charlie Puth has emerged as a front-runner for the other one.
Interscope Records, which is part of Universal Music Group, replaced Sony Music Entertainment as Idols official partner record label.Also, if things don't work out with 2 of those 3 ...we're told Keith Urban is an 'Idol' vet who could slide in as an alternate."I think we'll always be really good friends." PHOTOS: Amazing American Idol makeovers After all, Mc Creery tells Us, he has plenty of offers back in North Carolina. "I just want them to like me because I'm Scotty."American Idol" lost one of its most unique voices during the elimination episode last night (Apr.