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Katy Perry Will Be a Judge in the Rebooted American Idol

CARSON, CA - MAY 13: Katy Perry performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM's 2017 Wango Tango at StubHub Center on May 13, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Katy Perry will now be a reality television host. ABC announced at today’s upfront presentation that she’ll be a host on the upcoming American Idol reboot. Perry confirmed the news on Twitter. The news comes a day after Perry revealed the title and release date of her upcoming album (Witness) as well as a tour. Perry’s singles “Chained to the Rhythm” and “Bon Appétit” haven’t gained much traction on the charts and the #BonAppetitChallenge isn’t catching, so the American Idol gig ensures she’ll be relevant for at least another year.

In other American Idol news, the producers are trying to get Ryan Seacrest to return as the show’s host, but he’s tied up with being Kelly Ripa’s co-host for their morning talk show. ABC’s Idol is expected to premiere during the 2017-18 season .