Katy Perry Returns to American Idol With Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan – Deadline

Despite all the rumors that a certain “common judge” would not return, american idol has announced that Katy Perry will be reuniting with Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie for a seventh season on ABC. Ryan Seacrest will continue as moderator.

Perry got in the crosshairs of fans last season, particularly when contestant Sara Beth Love accused the pop star of shaming her during the mom audition. The judges were surprised to learn that what could pass as 16, Love was actually 25 years old. When she revealed she had three children, Perry got up from her chair and jokingly pretended she was about to fall back onto the judge’s table.

Finally, in the first episode of Hollywood week, Love retired from the reality competition.

Later, Perry was booed by the audience when she made a comment about the amount of glitter she wore Candidate Nutsa Buzaladze. She also pretended some contestants were going home when they actually stayed for the competition, prompting Bryan to tweet, “Katy Perry loves to scare these kids.”

Anyway, that’s all the case speak heated that Perry might want to quit that job and spend more time with her family.

Auditions begin Wednesday, August 2 with the return of live nationwide screening for candidates. The 22nd season of american idol (including six seasons on ABC) is set to return in Spring 2024.

American Idol iIt is produced by Fremantle and 19 Entertainment, part of Sony Pictures Television. Executive producers include Megan Wolflick, who also serves as showrunner, and Fremantle’s Jennifer Mullin, while Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman serve as executive producers for 19 Entertainment. Fremantle distributes the series worldwide.

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