Katy Perry Joins “American Idol” as a Judge

American Idol has landed a top singing personality as its first confirmed judge. #AmericanIdol

Katy Perry has officially signed on to the American Idol revival on ABC as its first judge.

“I am honored and thrilled to be the first judge bringing back the American Idol tradition of making dreams come true for incredible talents with authentic personalities and real stories,” Perry said in a statement. “I’m always listening to new music, and love discovering diamonds in the rough—from mentoring young artists on my label, or highlighting new artists on my tours, I want to bring it back to the music.”