Find out which American Idol judges have the most followers on Instagram. A ranking of all American Idol judges based on their IG followers.
Many talented and charismatic judges have entered the American Idol panel over the years, but fans want to know which of these stars are the most popular on social media. From the original trinity of American Idol Judges at the last judges setup on the ABC reboot, viewers have always trusted these artists will find rough diamonds. So which of these music industry legends has the most followers on Instagram? Let’s find out.
12. Randy Jackson (144,000)
the American Idol The judge with the lowest number of followers on his Instagram profile is Randy Jackson, who has 144,000 followers. It’s unfortunate considering that Randy was the judge of the series from season 1 to season 12.
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11. Paula Abdul (328,000)
Paula Abdul was chosen as the original judge on American Idol after having had a very long and respected career as a singer, dancer, actress and choreographer. Paula was in the American Idol jury between seasons 1 and 8, and as of 2021, she has 328,000 followers on Instagram.
10. Harry Connick Jr. (784,000)
Singer, songwriter and television personality Harry Connick Jr. was a judge on American Idol between seasons 13 and 15. On Instagram, Harry has up to 784,000 followers to date. In 2021, he made a surprise appearance on American Idol season 19 to perform a song.
9. Lionel Richie (1.2 million)
Legendary singer and songwriter Lionel Richie was one of the main judges American Idol ever since ABC restarted the series. The “Hello” singer has 1.2 million Instagram followers, which means generations old and new have found a connection with him.
8. Simon Cowell (1.7 million)
Simon Cowell is not very active on his Instagram, which is enough about the brand for him. He will forever be known as OG American Idol judge, having left the show only in Season 9. All things considered, it’s no surprise that Simon has 1.7 million followers on IG.
7. Steven Tyler (2.4 million)
The leader of Aerosmith and a judge on American Idol for seasons 10 and 11, Steven Tyler is one of the most famous rockstars on the planet. On Instagram, he has up to 2.4 million subscribers.
6.Keith Urban (2.5 million)
Keith Urban stayed on board American Idol from season 12 to season 15. He has 2.5 million followers on Instagram, making him an extremely popular country superstar.
5. Luke Bryan (5.7 million)
Luke Bryan is one of three judges on ABC’s American Idol, seated alongside Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. The country star has 5.7 million Instagram followers.
4. Mariah Carey (10 million)
The one and only Mariah Carey had a very brief stint as American Idol judge, given that she only appeared in season 12. On Instagram, Mariah has a massive fan base of 10 million followers.
3. Katy Perry (116 million)
The highest paid woman American Idol All-time judge Katy Perry has 116 million followers on her Instagram profile. This is not at all surprising considering that she is one of the best-selling pop stars in the world.
2. Nicki Minaj (133 million)
Nicki Minaj was just a judge on American Idol for season 12. The rapper, currently pregnant, has 133 million followers on Instagram.
1. Jennifer Lopez (150 million)
As of this writing, Jennifer Lopez is the most followed American judge of all time on Instagram. The iconic J-Lo has 150 million followers on the social network, more than many of his famous peers who were in this ranking.
More: American Idol Season 19: Complete List Of The 12 Best Singers
American Idol Season 19 airs Sundays and Mondays at 8 p.m. ET / PT on ABC.
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