American Idol is back and they have just revealed that one of the judges are going to be Katy Perry!
Now, I was such a fan of American Idol the first five seasons then I got bored of it. I can’t wait to see what changes will be made to this new and improved Idol. It’s rumored that they are trying to get Ryan Seacrest back as the host, but now that he’ll be hosting Live with Kelly in New York, it doesn’t really seem possible. Katy Perry is definitely a great addition, but is she really worth $25 million? I don’t know about you guys, but Katy Perry isn’t really going to make me watch the show. We’ll find out soon who the other two judges are. I hoping for Rihanna and/or Bruno Mars!
According to TMZ,
Multiple sources tell us ABC was desperate to sign a name before the Upfronts last week, when honchos announced she was the lead judge. As one source put it, “Katy had all the leverage. If ABC ended up announcing the show without a judge, they’d be screwed.”
TMZ broke a story way back in 2012 that ‘A.I.’ was trying to get Katy as a judge but she rejected the network’s $20 mil offer.
As we reported, ABC tried to get Kelly Clarkson but at the last minute she jumped ship and went to NBC’s “The Voice.” NBC also snagged Jennifer Hudson.
We’re also told ABC is “on the verge” of signing the deal with Ryan Seacrest to host the show. Sources connected with the first run of ‘Idol’ tell us Ryan was making $15 mil a season at his high point. We’re told Jennifer Lopez was also raking in $15 mil a season. So Katy blew them both away.