‘American Idol’ Fans Reveal Who Should Replace Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Katy Perry is not going to be a judge on the next season of American Idol. This came as a shock to fans as they had no idea she had any thoughts of leaving. However, it seems Lionel Ritchie and Luke Bryan are ready to stay. Viewers have been dying to know who is going to replace Katy. The guesses are it is going to be another female singer since there are already two men. Keep reading to find out more.

Katy Perry Announces She Is Leaving The Show

Katy Perry announced a few months ago that she would not be returning to American Idol next season. This shocked fans to hear. Perry announced the news on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in February.

 “This fall, in September, I’m going to be doing this huge music festival in Brazil called Rock in Rio… so I think this will probably be my last season for Idol. I mean, 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 has been on the show since 2018 and feels as though it is time to step away.

Katy Perry Wears Purple Metallic Coat [Source: YouTube]
[Source: YouTube]

Katy’s Replacement Prospects

There are a lot of recommendations by fans on who they want to be the next judge on the panel. Fans went to Reddit to give their suggestions.

  • “I have a few choices besides the obvious Taylor Swift but AS IF that would happen”
  • “Someone that actually criticizes contestants”
  • “I think Kelly clarkson would be iconic as she is the first American idol!”
  • “I think they should get Adele and every time someone butchers one of her songs, she has the power to send them home.”
  • “Pink would be great. But probably too busy actually having a career.”

There were other suggestions such as Meghan Trainor, Simon Cowell, Miley Cyrus, Rita Ora, Hilary Duff, and so much more.

Ryan Seacrest [Source: YouTube]
[Source: YouTube]
It seems fans have a lot of ideas on who they want it to be. There were plenty of names thrown out like Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Adele, and more. There are plenty of powerful female artists in the industry for production to choose from. Fans cannot wait to hear who is going to take Katy’s place. Viewers just want the judge to be able to critique the contestants. What do you think? Who do you want? Sound off in the comments below.

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