For this revival to work, I no longer JUST need Ryan....
I NEED KELLY.
According to sources close to ABC, the network is very keen on nabbing OG queen Kelly Clarkson as the first announced judge.
Now, we're hearing Kelly is absolutely on board, meaning her and her team are currently working on clearing her schedule in order to film.
It's also been pretty much confirmed Ryan Seacrest WILL sign on as host.