After six years it’s over
Katy Perry quits jury duty
February 13, 2024, 11:10 a.m
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For six seasons, Katy Perry decides the fate of the contestants on “American Idol.” But now it should be over, as the singer announced on a talk show. She has other plans for fall.
Pop star Katy Perry is turning her back on the ABC talent show “American Idol”. The singer will leave the jury of the American counterpart to “Deutschland sucht den Superstar” at the end of the coming season. She revealed this in the Since 2018, Perry has been active as a juror alongside soul legend Lionel Richie and country singer Luke Bryan.
Before her appearance on Kimmel, the 39-year-old hinted at the revelation on Instagram. She played the game “Two Truths and a Lie” with her followers. She wrote down three claims for her fans to decide which were true and which were false: “1. I beat Usher at ‘Monopoly Deal.’ 2. I’m headlining Rock in Rio in September. 3. This is my last season on ‘American Idol’.” If you want to find out the lie, you have to tune in to Jimmy Kimmel’s show.
Better a live gig than a casting show
Her exit from “American Idol” then turned out to be true. The second truth is also directly related to her farewell. In the fall, Katy Perry will lead the line-up of the renowned Rock in Rio festival in Rio de Janeiro. A reason for her to leave the casting show.
“I love ‘Idol’ so much,” Perry said on Kimmel: “It connected me to the heart of America.” But she has to “feel the beat of my own heart,” said the pop star. Katy Perry’s final season on “American Idol” starts on February 18, 2024 on the US broadcaster ABC. It is expected to end in May this year.
At least she will hardly miss the fee. Only last year Katy Perry sold the rights to many of her songs. As “Billboard” reported at the time, the company Litmus Music acquired the rights to a total of five of their albums and is said to have shelled out $225 million for them.