It was recently announced that US network ABC was bringing back the American Idol franchise, barely a year after Fox hang up the show due to flagging ratings.
ABC are moving full steam with the planned Idol reboot, and have shown their seriousness with the recruitment of Judge #1 for the new show.
ABC announced the news after weeks of publicly courting Perry, who expressed delight after a deal was reached.ffggh
“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. “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.”
Katy Perry, a Grammy and Emmy nominated star, has sold over 100m records across the globe, and is undoubtedly one of the biggest pop stars of this generation. Idol is shaping up nicely already.