Katy Perry is your next 'American Idol' judge

| Updated May 19, 2017 at 11:00am



Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer and songwriter.

After singing in church during her childhood, she pursued a career in gospel music as a teenager.

ABC announced at its upfront presentation on Tuesday that Perry will be one of the new judges on "American Idol" when it returns to TV this fall at its new network.
Katy Perry wasted no time in celebrating the announcement.

“SO thrilled @ABCNetwork is bringing back @AmericanIdol, and I’m bringing it back to the MUSIC see you at auditions,” Perry tweeted.

The judges’ positions were famously filled by Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson when the show was on Fox.