Katy Perry Announces Departure from American Idol After 7 Seasons

Katy Perry Announces Departure from American Idol After 7 Seasons
Katy Perry
Written By : Leah De-Graft Takyi

In a surprise twist, Katy Perry spilled the beans during her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, revealing that she's bidding adieu to the judges' panel of American Idol after completing seven seasons. The singer, who has been a long-standing judge on the popular reality singing competition, made the announcement while discussing the show.

Perry, expressing her deep affection for American Idol, shared that the experience has linked her with the heartbeat of America. However, she explained that she's ready to march to her own beat and explore new horizons. The decision to leave the show was fueled by her upcoming performance at the Rock in Rio music festival scheduled for September in Brazil.

Quizzed about how her fellow judges would take the news, Perry playfully hinted that Luke and Lionel would be finding out about her exit that very night. Throughout her stint on American Idol, Perry encountered significant personal milestones, including her engagement to Orlando Bloom and the arrival of their first child, Daisy Dove. Notably, she also triumphed with a successful Las Vegas residency show, 'Play,' at the Resorts World Theater, concluding in November.

American Idol served as a significant platform for Perry to showcase her talent and connect with audiences nationwide.

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