Katy Perry Will Be A Judge On The New American Idol

The revamped series premieres on ABC in 2018.

May 16, 2017
Katy Perry Will Be A Judge On The New <i>American Idol</i> Katy Perry at the 102.7 KIIS FM's 2017 Wango Tango in Carson, California. May 13, 2017.   Photo by Rich Fury for Getty Images

Katy Perry is the first judge announced for the reboot of American Idol, according to a report in Deadline.

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“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 wrote in a statement. “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.”

The new season of American Idol premieres on ABC in early 2018. The network is promising changes to the show's format from its time on FOX.

Watch Katy Perry's video for "Bon Appetit" featuring Migos below.

Katy Perry Will Be A Judge On The New American Idol