Katy Perry announces exit from ‘American Idol’ after current season

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katy perry Has announced his withdrawal from the judging panel of the popular singing competition.American Idol, Perry, who joined the show alongside Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan in 2018, has been a staple of the program for several seasons, but will be leaving after the current season ends.

This comes after reports emerged that she wanted to leave the show because she believed producers “threw her under the bus” by making her look like a “bad judge”, causing her anger among fans. Faced a fierce reaction from.

Katy Perry announces her exit from the current season of ‘American Idol’


The 38-year-old popstar appeared on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Monday night, where she revealed that she will not continue as a judge after the current season of “American Idol” ends.

In a statement addressing her departure, Perry expressed gratitude for her time on the show before telling Kimmel that she was leaving because she “wanted to see the world.”

“I love ‘Idol,’ it connected me to the heart of America,” he said. “But I feel like I need to go out to feel that pulse of my heartbeat.”

Perry said, “I love the show, but I want to see the world.” “If one day I have them, maybe I’ll come back.”

It seems Perry also has other projects in the works as she revealed she has new music in the works, noting that it’s going to be a good year for pop stars and pop music.

“I have planned a few things for this year,” he said. So it’s going to be a very exciting year… for all the popstar girls!… I’ve been in the studio for a while.”

Is Katy Perry’s replacement already lined up?

Katy Perry in Carol Burnett - 90 Years of Laughter and Love Special Taping for NBC - Los Angeles

Despite growing speculation, no concrete plans have yet been made for a successor to replace Perry on the show.

The “Roar” singer was asked if her co-judges, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan, knew she was already being eliminated from the show, to which she replied, “They’ll find out tonight.”

Elsewhere on the show, Perry said she was set to perform at the “Rock in Rio” festival in late June, before she, Richie and Brian now equal the seven-season tenure of the original “American Idol” judges. do; Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson.

According to DiversityCowell, Abdul, and Jackson originally stayed for eight seasons but were joined by Kara DioGuardi for Season 8.

The singer posted a photo of herself in a black cut-out dress on Instagram and invited fans to play “Two Truths and a Lie”.

Many fans took to the comments section of her post to share their reactions. One fan said they would “miss” Perry’s “singing skills and charisma”, while others felt that leaving the show was the right decision for her,

Katy Perry believed ‘Idol’ producers ‘threw her under the bus’


This comes after reports surfaced last May that Perry was reportedly on the verge of leaving ‘American Idol’ after a tumultuous season filled with controversy and backlash. daily Mail,

Sources close to the singer revealed that she felt she had been “thrown under the bus” by the show’s producers, who unfairly portrayed her as a “bad judge”, causing numerous controversies and backlash from fans. .

“Katy feels like this [the producers] Throwed him under the bus,” the source said. “He feels his comments could have been removed.”

“Katy felt harsh criticism. She got upset at being reprimanded. She was trying to stay in her lane, do her job, and go home,” the insider added.

The tipster also noted that Perry became a judge because she wanted to “promote young talent”, but she did not like that her “good intentions” were being “misinterpreted”.

“She has achieved so much in her career and now she is being seen as a lousy reality show judge,” the source said. “Katy has wanted out for some time, but this season was just too much for her to handle.”

Singer was accused of mom-shaming

Katy Perry at the 2022 Met Gala Celebration "In America: An Anthology of Fashion" in New York City

During the March 5 episode of the show, Sarah Beth Liebe, an aspiring singer, revealed that she had given birth to three children before the age of 25, after which Perry said she “lay on the table a lot”. -Derisive comment.

Liebe later left the competition, as she said she “needs to be with my kids.” She performed her first-round song, “The Police Hit Roxanne”, before telling judges Perry, Bryan and Richie: “This opportunity is really fantastic, but this is really going to be my last performance because my heart is home. But it is.”

Perry was then criticized by fans, who accused her of embarrassing the contestant. In another episode of the show, she was criticized by the audience after criticizing a contestant for his use of glitter.

Perry told the contestant, “Natasha, every time you come on stage, it’s like you’re a bomb exploding on stage.” “Listen, the one thing I’d like to see from you next time isn’t a piece of glitter. I know it’s going to be tough.”

Some members of the audience expressed their disapproval by booing and giving a thumbs-down gesture in response to his comments.

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