Katy Perry confirmed on Tuesday she will serve as a judge on the reboot of American Idol.
The announcement was made on Tuesday with ABC during the TV Upfronts in NYC.
‘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,’ said Perry in a statement released by the network.
She’s on! Katy Perry confirmed on Tuesday she will serve as a judge on the reboot of American Idol
‘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.’
Added ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey, ‘We are thrilled to be ushering in this new era of American Idol with Katy leading the charge.
‘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 old guard: Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell in 2005
This comes after it was reported Chris Daughtry may be going back to the show that made him a star.
On Monday UsWeekly claimed the former American Idol contestant will be hired as a judge for the reboot of the competition series.
He’s back? Chris Daughtry may be going back to the show that made him a star. On Monday UsWeekly claimed the former American Idol contestant will be hired as a judge for the reboot of the competition series. Pictured early May
So nine years ago! Daughtry competed on the fifth season of American Idol in 2006, finishing fourth place
Daughtry competed on the fifth season of American Idol in 2006, finishing fourth place. Taylor Hicks was named the winner that season, with Katharine McPhee as the runner-up.
The 37-year-old has sold millions of records since leaving Idol.
Though Clarkson and Underwood are the biggest hits to come off the show, he comes in at number three.
She said no: Kelly Clarkson was asked to join, it’s been claimed, but went to The Voice
UsWeekly added that ABC, the network that is launching the reboot, at first wanted only former contestants to be judges.
They looked at Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson.
But their wish list was hard to pin down as some of the members, like Clarkson, had other ideas.
She is now slated to work on The Voice.
Ryan Seacrest may come back as host. Seen here on Saturday
ABC announced earlier this month that the singing competition will be returning to TV after airing its final episode on Fox in April 2016.
‘American Idol on ABC … that has a nice ring to it,’ Disney co-chairman Ben Sherwood said in a statement on May 9.
‘Idol is an entertainment icon, and now it will air where it belongs, in ABC’s lineup of addictive fan favorites alongside Dancing with the Stars and The Bachelor. America, get ready for the return of a bigger, bolder and better-than-ever Idol.’
Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell were the first judges.
Later came Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, among others.
And toward the end it was Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr.
The old guard, two: Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr in 2014