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It's Official! Katy Perry Will Be a Judge on 'American Idol' Reboot: 'I Want to Bring It Back to the Music'

by Jennifer Drysdale 1:56 PM PDT, May 16, 2017
Playing It's Official! Katy Perry Will Be a Judge on 'American Idol' Reboot: 'I Want to Bring It Back to the Music'

Katy Perry has officially signed on for American Idol!

The 32-year-old singer was announced as a judge for the ABC reboot at the network's Upfronts presentation in New York City on Tuesday.

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Perry quickly took to Twitter to confirm the news.

"SO thrilled @ABCNetwork is bringing back @AmericanIdol, and I’m bringing it back to the 🎶MUSIC🎶 👁 you at auditions❗" she tweeted alongside her official Idol publicity shot. 

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In a press release sent out after the announcement, Perry said she was "honored" to be a part of the iconic show.

“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,” she shared. “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."

Perry addressed rumors that she would be joining the show during a Tuesday appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. 

"Judge not, lest you be judged, but they didn't say anything about constructive criticism, and I'm good at that," she said cheekily.

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