Next Week's American Idol Judges: Who's Replacing Katy Perry and Lionel Richie

Katy Perry and Lionel Richie will be absent from American Idol on Sunday, May 7 (ABC, 8/7c), giving way to another.

Pair of music legends.Ed Sheeran and Alanis Morissette, who was already scheduled to mentor.

Will join Luke Bryan on the judges' bench for one night. Perry and Richie will be in London for King Charles III's coronation.

So we can blame the royal family for this brief change. Both MIA judges will broadcast live from Windsor Castle on.

Sunday.Sunday's program will run live nationwide, with viewers' votes choosing this.

Season's Top 5, which Ryan Seacrest will unveil at the end.

The remaining finalists will perform Morissette songs to celebrate her guest-mentoring.

Sheeran and Morissette will perform solos and duets with the finalists.