'American Idol' Makes It Official, Katy Perry's Their Judge
Katy PerryIt's Official ...I'm Judgin' 'Idol'!
5/16/2017 2:08 PM PT
"American Idol" and ABC made it official Tuesday ... they've bagged Katy Perry to be the lead judge when the show returns next year.
ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey made the announcement Tuesday -- as we first told you she would -- at the network's Upfronts in NYC. Katy wasn't there for the big reveal, but said in a statement she was "honored and thrilled to be the first judge bringing back the American Idol tradition of making dreams come true."