Following the big news that ABC is bringing the long-running Fox hit American Idol back to television this season, TMZ reports that the show may have found their first judge — and it’s a big one. According to the site, Katy Perry is in talks to join the revival. If the deal with the “Teenage Dream” singer does close, expect it to be announced on Tuesday when ABC holds its upfront presentation for advertisers.
In tangential Idol news, NBC claims the show’s return had nothing to do with their decision to hire Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson to be coaches on upcoming seasons of The Voice. Before this news, it was rumored that ABC might fill their judges table with former finalists. Of course, this doesn’t mean we won’t see some other familiar faces from the program’s past life.
In the meantime, here’s a Katy Perry parody Disney nerds can appreciate: