Katy Perry Exits 'American Idol' After 7 Seasons
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During her appearance on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!', the 'One That Got Away' singer announces that she's leaving the long-running singing competition show after serving as its judge for 7 seasons.

AceShowbiz - When "American Idol" returns for season 23, one familiar face will seemingly be gone. During her appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", Katy Perry announced that she's leaving the long-running singing competition show after serving as its judge for 7 seasons.

In the Monday, February 11 episode of the late-night talk show, the "Dark Horse" singer shocked fans when she revealed that season 22 of "American Idol" will be her last. "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'," she said.

The mom of one went on to say, "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." When asked about how fellow judges Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie reacted to her departure, Katy simply said, "Well, they'll find out tonight!"

Fans had mixed responses to Katy's surprising exit announcement. "Nooooooo I will support you queen in your decision your the reason I started watching idol i love Luke and Lionel but I don't think I could watch it without you it won't feel the same," one fan wrote in a comment underneath a video from the episode on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Instagram page.

"I don't want to see you leave @katyperry but do what your heart wants," one other said. Someone, meanwhile, hoped Paula Abdul "returns once [Katy] leaves Idol."

One other, on the other hand, said, "There's literally zero point to American Idol in 2024. Since the reboot of the show, not a single winner has gone on to become a star like [Kelly Clarkson], [Carrie Underwood], [Jennifer Hudson] or [Fantasia Barrino]. None of them have even been able to crank out a hit single, what's the point."

Katy first joined "American Idol" as the judge in season 16 back in March 2018. At the time, the show was revived on ABC after previously ending its years-long run on FOX.

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