Katy Perry Confirmed As Judge For 'American Idol' Reboot


Dungey said in a statement, "We are thrilled to be ushering in this new era of American Idol with Katy leading the charge".

Katy Perry, who announced this week that she will perform November 29 at the BOK Center, has a new gig: She's going to be a judge on ABC's revival of "American Idol".

During her interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Katy Perry plays a game of 'Would You Rather, ' during which she's presented with some of her nemesis, Taylor Swift's, exes as choices. And the songstress has plenty to croon about, with her new album Witness set to be released on June 9. For every answer, host DeGeneres pledged to donate $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

ABC had approached "Idol" season-one champion Kelly Clarksion about joining the reboot as a judge, but those talks were scuttled when Clarkson signed on as a coach for season 14 of NBC's "The Voice".

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"American Idol is a pop-culture staple that left the air too soon", ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Perry definitely has plenty on her plate these days. But now, in a Q & A this month, Katy is offering up some unexpected issues about her sexuality early in her career, noted Hollywood Life. Instead of confirming or denying the rumors, she recited a Bible verse, saying, "Judge not lest ye be judged". Check out who she turned down for Leonardo in the video above!

She got the golden ticket! "I think it's ideal". The campaign was one of the few public appearances in 2016 for Perry, who said she needed time off after her 151-date tour for Prism. Both Perry and the network confirmed the news in tweets. She's used the FUD before, and sounds like a fan. Never was that more true than in her commanding Season 11 performance of the "Dreamgirls" torch song, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going".