Your Next American Idol Judge: Katy Perry!

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Katy Perry is headed to American Idol!

After it was reported earlier this month that American Idol would be making its return on ABC, many wondered who would host the singing competition show and who would serves as hosts???

Idol alums Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson announced they would serves as coaches on The Voice next season, and we now have confirmation that Perry snagged the first chair on the newly revamped reality show.

“SO thrilled @ABCNetwork is bringing back @AmericanIdol, and I’m bringing it back to the 🎶MUSIC🎶 👁 you at auditions,” Katy wrote in Instagram.

“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 added in her official 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.”

Dancers, are you excited that Perry is joining AI?

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