Will Fantasia Replace Katy Perry On ‘American idol’?

Fantasia Barrino - The Kelly Clarkson Show - YouTube

In April, American Idol fans suspected that Fantasia Barrino might replace Katy Perry, and now they seem more convinced. Read on to find out why they think the certainty grows even stronger.

Fantasia Barrino Put Her Hand Up As Judge

American Idol fans had only just heard about the I Kissed a Girl singer’s departure when Fantasia talked about taking over on the judges’ panel. Back then, she didn’t know that an urge to get creative and tour again had gripped the American Idol judge. However, when asked by Entertainment Tonight, she agreed she would be interested. 

Lionel Richie & Katy Perry [Source: YouTube]
American Idol – Lionel Richie, Katy Perry – YouTube
Katy Perry’s potential replacement could be almost anyone, and names like Taylor Swift, and Jon Bon Jovi have been floating around. However, Fantasia Barrino is an old hand because 20 years ago, she won the talent show at the age of 19. Since then, she’s won awards and countless nominations for acting and singing.

More Hints About Fantasia & Katy Perry

A recent development on American Idol made fans of the show even more convinced that Fantasia Barrino has a future on the judges’ panel. It came when the former winner arrived at the finale of the show, but not to perform. Instead, she gave contestants some advice.

Fantasia Barrino - The Ellen Show - YouTube
Fantasia Barrino – The Ellen Show – YouTube

On Twitter, now X, people thought it seemed suspicious. They could have had anyone do that, so were the producers testing out her potential to replace Katy Perry? Many American Idol fans suspect it could be true.

Here’s what some of them said about it:

  • @shesthat4oreign: That would be a full circle moment, I hope they give her a chance.
  • @womanwifemomma1: I would actually watch again if she became a judge. I was a faithful watcher until the last few years.
  • @Not_1_F_Given: They should make their entire judging panel American Idol past winners.
  • @baMbus3000: Oh she will be the judge! Something tells me she will be
  • @WinnerNate: I see it!! I feel like they are setting it up! She would be perfect!!

What are your thoughts about the possibility that Fantasia Barrino was brought in at the finale to test her ability to interact with fans and the contestants? Does it make you feel more certain that she’s Katy Perry’s replacement? Shout out in the comments below, and come back here for all your American Idol news.

James Michael


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