‘American Idol’ Will J-Lo Replace Katy Perry?

Katy Perry - YouTube, American Idol

Katy Perry has announced that she is leaving American Idol after six seasons on the show. Many fans are sad to see the judge leave but are interested in seeing who will replace her. Some people have a few ideas on who might be able to fill Katy Perry’s spot on the show, including veteran judge Jennifer Lopez. Keep reading to see what has been revealed about her replacement so far.

Katy Perry Decides To Leave American Idol

American Idol is returning with Season 22 on Sunday. The new season will see the return of judges Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie, and Katy Perry. However, the Dark Horse singer has revealed that it will be her last season on the show.

Katy Perry was first announced as a new judge on American Idol in 2017 for the show’s 16th season. At the time, she was excited to be a part of the show.

“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,” she said.  “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.”

Katy Perry - YouTube, Jimmy Kimmel

Image: YouTube/Jimmy Kimmel Live

After six seasons, the pop star has decided that she wants to leave the show. She shared with Jimmy Kimmel that she plans to focus more on new music after her exit from the show.

“I love Idol so much. It’s connected me with the heart of America, but I need to feel that pulse of my own beat,” Katy Perry told Jimmy. “I love the show so much but I wanna go and see the world and maybe bring new music.” She revealed that she will be performing at a music festival in Brazil in September called Rock in Rio.

Fans Guess Who Will Fill Katy’s Shoes

Since the announcement, fans have taken to social media to discuss who might potentially replace Katy Perry on American Idol.

One person guessed that J-Lo may make a comeback on the show. “Watch for Jennifer Lopez’s return,” they wrote. Another person agreed, “Is J Lo’s PR team in this thread doing literal stealth marketing for her to judge?” Several people believe that Jennifer Lopez will be the person to fill Katy Perry’s shoes.

Jennifer Lopez - YouTube, American Idol

Image: YouTube/American Idol

Others chimed in saying that it would be nice to have some of the OG judges back on the show. “Would love Simon to come back and Paula and Randy!” one person suggested.

Despite deciding to leave, Katy has also said she would be happy to return to Idol at some point if they’d have her back as a guest judge. For now, no official replacement for Katy Perry has been announced. She will continue to fulfill her duties on the show through Season 22, which premieres on Sunday, February 18 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.

Who do you think might replace Katy Perry? Let us know your prediction in the comments below.

Amanda Blankenship

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