Katy Perry 1st Judge Named to American Idol Reboot

Photo Credit:  Mark Metcalfe / Getty Images Entertainment

Photo Credit: Mark Metcalfe / Getty Images Entertainment

ABC and Katy Perry confirmed on Tuesday that she’s been named the first judge on the network’s American Idol reboot arriving this fall. “We are thrilled to be ushering in this new era of American Idol with Katy leading the charge,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said at the network’s uprfront presentation, calling Katy the reboot’s anchor judge. Meanwhile, Perry tweeted, “So thrilled ABC is bringing back American Idol and I’m bringing it back to the music! See you at auditions!” She added in a statement, “I am honored and thrilled to be the first judge bringing back the American Idol tradition of making dreams come true…I’m always listening to new music and love discovering diamonds in the rough.”
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