Katy Perry to Judge ABC’s New ‘American Idol’

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With the recent news of the revival of ABC’s American Idol, many are left wondering who will be the new judges? Will anyone live up to the bar set by Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson?

The network has recently confirmed that Katy Perry is the first judge announced for the upcoming 2017-2018 season of the show which was picked up by ABC after Fox’s cancellation just last year.

“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,” Perry said in a statement to ABC. “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 also took to Twitter to express her excitement for the show,

American Idol is one of many shows to premiere on ABC this fall.

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