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American Idol releases first official cast shot

The American Idol reboot is already underway.

And on Wednesday a first official cast image of the stars was released to Instagram with the caption, ‘First family photo.’

In the shot, judges Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan hover around Katy Perry as host Ryan Seacrest is behind them.

First American Idol cast shot: Judges Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan hover around Katy Perry as host Ryan Seacrest is behind them in this image shared Wednesday

Good times: Lionel, Katy and Luke were also seen at Good Morning America on Wednesday

Good times: Lionel, Katy and Luke were also seen at Good Morning America on Wednesday

Perry is beaming as she sits at the judge table wearing a shiny purple, green and grey top and large hoop earrings.

The Slave To The Rhythm hit maker wears her blonde locks short and has a red manicure.

Lionel wears a scarf and necklace as Luke looks casual in a plaid shirt. Seacrest is dapper in a jacket and shirt.

She sure knows how to stand out: Perry wore a ling metallic coat that matched her pointy boots

She sure knows how to stand out: Perry wore a ling metallic coat that matched her pointy boots

The dress that shines: Her fitted knit dress had layers of color that looked iridescent

The dress that shines: Her fitted knit dress had layers of color that looked iridescent

The dress that shines: Her fitted knit dress had layers of color that looked iridescent

A thumb's up: Here the All Night Long crooner raised a thumb as the Roar singer glowed

A thumb’s up: Here the All Night Long crooner raised a thumb as the Roar singer glowed

Behind them is a big American Idol star prop with lights in the background.

The trip was also seen on Good Morning America. Perry said about the Las Vegas massacre: ‘Prayer without action is powerless.’

She added the event was ‘horrible’ and said: ‘I think that everybody feels like their heart has just been ripped out of their chest. We just don’t know when it’s going to happen again and we’re all trying to figure out the answers. I’m not saying I have the answers, and I pray every day.’

Also on Wednesday Katy shared a Snapchat where she complained about how early she had to wake up. She said she was not seeing the mornings anymore. The I Kissed A Girl crooner is getting paid $25m per season.

No one can get near her

The stunner from Santa Barbara had two security guards with her

No one can get near her: The stunner from Santa Barbara had two security guards with her

Telling the boys what to do: Katy led the way then stopped and turned to her men

Telling the boys what to do: Katy led the way then stopped and turned to her men

Katy was also seen the day before in a plunging, floor-length gown, in multi-coloured sparkling stripes as she headed to GMA alone.

The plunging ensemble ensured she stood out as she shimmering in the dress, featuring strips of red, gold, purple, teal and pink. She added to the look with yellow-tinted glasses, wearing her bleach blonde pixie hair do in it’s neat style.

Hand on hip, she kicked out her heel for the cameras and gave a happy grin, fresh from her performance a mere hours earlier. Make-up was clean and glowing, with some rouge on her cheeks and a lick of pink on her pout. 

Always happy to meet her fans, she posed for selfies before disappearing through the GMA stage door.

Busy babe: Also on Wednesday Katy shared a Snapchat where she complained about how early she had to wake up. She said she was not seeing the mornings anymore. The I Kissed A Girl crooner is getting paid $25m per season

Busy babe: Also on Wednesday Katy shared a Snapchat where she complained about how early she had to wake up. She said she was not seeing the mornings anymore. The I Kissed A Girl crooner is getting paid $25m per season

Stripy Perry! Katy kicks up her heels in a sparkling multi-coloured dress and bright red heels as she nips in to film Good Morning America... hours after her energetic show in New York

Stripy Perry! Katy kicks up her heels in a sparkling multi-coloured dress and bright red heels as she nips in to film Good Morning America… hours after her energetic show in New York

Sexy: The singer, 32, slipped her enviably leggy figure into the colourful gown

Sexy: The singer, 32, slipped her enviably leggy figure into the colourful gown

Sexy: The singer, 32, slipped her enviably leggy figure into the colourful gown

The Hot N Cold singer commanded attention in plethora of sexy outfits the night before for her stage show.

These included a leotard pulled into a high-neck in a bid to remain demure, but cut off at a daring height at her hip to leave almost all of her long and lean legs on show.

She upped the sex appeal further on this look with fishnet tights and PVC thigh-high boots – but maintained her usual quirky style with the shoes’ polka dot pattern.

Making the look far more elaborate, the leotard then featured a flamenco-style skirt, which cascaded down one side of her body in striking ruffles of matching polka dot.

Slender: The Hot n Cold singer commanded attention in the sexy dress, which tightly hugged her figure all the way down

Slender: The Hot n Cold singer commanded attention in the sexy dress, which tightly hugged her figure all the way down

Fresh: Make-up was clean and glowing, with some rouge on her cheeks and a lick of pink on her pout

Fresh: Make-up was clean and glowing, with some rouge on her cheeks and a lick of pink on her pout

Tying her outfit together with a dramatic disc headpiece and bright red lipstick, Katy ensured all eyes were on her as she performed a number of her hits for the crowd.

Not stopping there, she later changed into a stunning pink gown embellished with chunky jewels, and a more trendy crop top and checked trouser combo.

Katy kicked off her fourth world tour, to accompany her recent album Witness, in Quebec, Canada earlier this month.

The show is set to travel across the United States, before heading over the UK and Europe, and finishing in New Zealand next summer.

As well as performing, Katy is also anticipating the release of her new YouTube documentary, titled Will You Be My Witness?  

Stealing the show: Tying her look together with bright red lipstick, Katy ensured all eyes were on her as she performed a number of her hits for the crowd

Stealing the show: Tying her look together with bright red lipstick, Katy ensured all eyes were on her as she performed a number of her hits for the crowd

The behind-the-scenes special followed the singer nonstop during the 72-hour live stream, ahead of the release of her fifth-studio album Witness. 

With her career only going from strength to strength however, Katy also recently signed a $25million contract to use her musical expertise and judge the reboot of American Idol. 

The singer will be joining Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan on the panel, while fan favourite Ryan Seacrest will be returning as host. 

Speaking about the appointment in August, the I Kissed A Girl crooner admitted she was hoping to be one of the stricter members of the line-up – comparing herself to the famous British judge and Syco owner. 

She told Billboard: ‘I’m going to maybe be more the Simon Cowell.

‘I really respect him. As much as people said, ‘oh, he’s grumpy or he’s mean,’ he was just truthful, you know? I don’t need to be there to win the popular race, I just need to be there to find someone I can make their dreams come true.’

Judgment time: With her career only going from strength to strength, Katy also recently signed a $25million contract to judge the reboot of American Idol

Judgment time: With her career only going from strength to strength, Katy also recently signed a $25million contract to judge the reboot of American Idol

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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