American Idol is a very long time running series that debuted on Fox back in 2002. It is inspired by the British music reality series titled Pop Idol that is created by Simon Fuller. This series finds a new singing star and then audiences choose the winner through their votes. Earlier the series ended on Fox on April 7, 2016, with the 15th season. After two years, ABC purchased the rights and then revived the series. ABC came up with the 16th season back in March 11, 2018.
ABC revived American Idol series and this year the 18th season released. The good news is the network already renewed the singing reality series for an 11th season. Now fans are wondering if Katy Perry will return as a judge or not in the new season. The star has already opened up about it, so keep reading to know everything:
Is Katy Perry Returning For American Idol Season 19?
With the sixteenth season, Katy Perry debuted as a judge in American Idol. Also, other singers like Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie acted as judges alongside Perry. The eighteenth season was also unique this time because of the coronavirus pandemic, the remaining episodes happened remotely. The host, judges, and the contestants completed season 18 from their home.
Recently Katy Perry opened up about her return for the nineteenth season of American Idol. So the star said that she is very much interested in returning as a judge for the new season. Then she said that it’s the decision of the officials if they will approach her for the nineteenth season. Also, other judges like Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie and the host Ryan Seacrest are not confirmed to return for season 19.
So American Idol season 19 is now in the early stage of development and we have to wait for the new season for a longer time. The production will also take time to happen because of the coronavirus pandemic. A release date is not revealed by ABC for season 19.
Sources are saying that American Idol season 19 will start airing episodes on ABC sometime in 2021.
So the good news is that auditions are happening virtually due to coronavirus pandemic. Americal Idol taking audition on Zoom for the new season. Auditions will end on September 9.