Luke Bryan Is Looking For That 'Idol Factor'

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Luke Bryan and his fellow American Idol judges Katy Perry and Lionel Richie have some definite qualities they're looking for in the next potential American Idol winner. He tells us: ["To be an American Idol, you've got to have the star factor, the sparkle in your eye. You've got to control the room. Own the room. It's got to be God given talent, but you also have to work really, really hard for it and you have to learn how to navigate this competition, but if you don't come in there with that Idol factor, that star quality that makes me and Lionel and Katie just light up when you walk in the room, you're gonna have a little bit of trouble being the next American Idol."] SOUNDCUE (:28 OC: . . . next American Idol.)

American Idol airs on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.

Luke is closing in on the top of the country charts with his latest single, "What She Wants Tonight."