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Katy Perry Officially Announced as American Idol Judge

May 16, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Katy Perry is officially set to serve as a judge on the Americal Idol revival. ABC announced during the ABC upfront presentation on Tuesday that Perry, as was reported earlier this week, will be a judge on the show when it debuts on the broadcast network. While Perry wasn’t there at the upfronts, she said in a statement that she was “honored and thrilled to be the first judge bringing back the American Idol tradition of making dreams come true.”

TMZ reports that it is still very likely that Ryan Seacrest will return to host. No word on who will judge along with Perry, but they will apparently be looking for songwriters and industry executives.

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