Katy Perry will judge the reboot of 'American Idol' on ABC

Shortly after pop star and Guinness World Record-holder Katy Perry added fuel to the American Idol judging rumor fire on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, ABC announced that she will be part of the reboot.

Perry, 32, is the first major name to come aboard the reboot of the show, which was cancelled by Fox Broadcasting past year after 15 seasons amid declining viewership ratings. I'm sure everyone involved in this means well, and Katy stated in an interview regarding her new position, "I want to bring it back to the music".

Meanwhile, Fox is not at all happy about ABC's decision to bring back "American Idol" on the small screen.

On Monday, Fox television group chairman Dana Walden said their research had suggested that fans would be resistant to the idea of Idol returning too quickly.

"It's been a long time, honey", Perry told Ellen.

On his feeling towards Perry now, Brand said: "I still feel very warm towards her". Also, former and first "American Idol" champion, Kelly Clarkson is being rumored to become one of the judges.

"Supposedly, you're going to be the first announcement that you're going to be a judge on the new "American Idol"," DeGeneres asked her about the rumours. In the video, a team of chefs wearing toque blanches covered her in flour and vegetables, placed her on a cutting board and then dropped into a pot of boiling water.

With the return of American Idol comes the great hunt of finding the ideal panel of celebrity judges. Variety reports that the network has yet to make contact with Chris Daughtry to be a judge. "Or tenth. If they were going to have a judge that's from the show, if they're going to have someone from the show who was actually a contestant, I would feel like a victor would be the best suited". But who will be sitting in the judges' panel?

"I think a victor should be, personally". The talk show host joked, "It's a little beyond the Ellen", referring to her own signature look, "you went to Ellen and past it". "I would feel like a victor would be the best suited".

ABC noted in a press release it can't wait to bring the show back - it'll likely return in 2018. Executive producers include FremantleMedia North America's Trish Kinane and Jennifer Mullin.

  • Salvatore Jensen