It has been confirmed that Katy Perry has signed to ABC's "American Idol" revival as the first judge. Channing Dungey, the ABC entertainment president, announced during the network's Upfront presentation in New York that she will be an addition to the show. In return, Perry celebrated the announcement by posting on Twitter that she is honored and thrilled to be part of the show as it returns to TV this fall.

Perry confirmed rumors on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'

Prior to the announcement made by ABC, the singer already teased that a major announcement is to be revealed. It happened when she confirmed a Time Square billboard that features an eye illustration and admitted that it is one of her ads.

One of her fans twitted her on Twitter and asked whether it is her new album or single, Perry replied by asking what is the first syllable of "Idol."

Along with these rumors, Perry made her confirmation that she'll be part of the reality TV singing competition on "The Ellen Degeneres Show" on Tuesday. Furthermore, Dungey also added in one of his statements that the production is thrilled to usher the new era of "American Idol" especially because Perry is leading the charge.

ABC president also continued by saying that the network has been so lucky for having a strong and talented woman who will help inspire and guide the next generation of artists as they are about to pursue their dreams.

Perry honored and thrilled to be the first judge

After ABC has confirmed that Perry is joining the long-time running music competition, the singer expressed her excitement by telling the reporters that she has been honored and thrilled to be part of the "American Idol" tradition.

Apparently, it has been her hobby to listen to music and to discover rough diamonds. She also added that she loves to mentor young artists on her label and to highlight new artists on her tours.

Meanwhile, it can be recalled that Perry has been offered to be a judge from other shows but she has previously turned down all of those offers. Apparently, ABC has been privilege since she is the first onscreen talent who will join the competition series.

A report from Variety also confirmed that Ryan Seacrest is also in talks to rejoin the show as a host. However, the deal has not been finalized yet. Further, ABC had also approached the first "American Idol" season one winner, Kelly Clarkson, to join the show reboot but those talks were canceled after Clarkson signed on as coach of NBC's "The Voice" season 14.

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