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American Idol Reboot: Katy Perry Officially Joins As a Judge

After tons of speculation, some official information has come out that Katy Perry will be joining 'American Idol' for its reboot as a judge.

By Adam Samuel, EnStars on May 17, 2017 10:18 AM EDT
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After the countless rumors, finally some solid information has come out about the upcoming American Idol reboot. Katy Perry would be joining the show as a judge, according to an announcement Tuesday.

Shared at the upfront presentation, ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey, announced that Perry is the latest addition to the Idol reboot. The premier date is set to be in March 2018.

"I am honored and thrilled to be the first judge bringing back the American Idol tradition of making dreams come true for incredible talents with authentic personalities and real stories," Perry said of the announcement. "I'm always listening to new music, and love discovering diamonds in the rough - from mentoring young artists on my label, or highlighting new artists on my tours, I want to bring it back to the music."

In the announcement, Dungey had nothing but kind words to say about the pop star.

"We are thrilled to be ushering in this new era of 'American Idol' with Katy leading the charge," Dungey explained. "Her incredible accolades speak for themselves. We are so lucky to have this strong and talented woman help inspire and guide the next crop of artists as they pursue their dreams."

The reactions to the announcement have been mixed across social media. While many support the decision to bring Perry aboard, there are also those that think she is not a good fit for the Idol brand.

Ryan Seacrest is still rumored to be in the mix to return as the show's host. Other rumors still floating around are that Chris Daughtry, Adam Lambert, and John Legend are being considered to also join the show as judges.

What do you think about this news? Are you for, or against the idea of Katy Perry as a judge on American Idol? Let us know in the comments below. 



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