The RUMORS had been SWIRLING that 'Roar' singer, Katy Perry was being EYED for new 'American Idol' judges seat. NOW it has been CONFIRMED!
"American Idol" and ABC made it official Tuesday ... they've bagged Katy Perry to be the lead judge when the show returns next year.
ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey made the announcement Tuesday -- as we first told you she would -- at the network's Upfronts in NYC. Katy wasn't there for the big reveal, but said in a statement she was "honored and thrilled to be the first judge bringing back the American Idol tradition of making dreams come true."
SO thrilled @ABCNetwork is bringing back @AmericanIdol, and I’m bringing it back to the 🎶MUSIC🎶 👁 you at auditions❗ pic.twitter.com/E0DGe3pVcY— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) May 16, 2017
No word on who will fill the other two seats or if Ryan Seacrest will resume his HOSTING duties. But since he is over at ABC with 'Live' it's almost a SHOE in..... We will keep you POSTED!