Katy Perry Leads Judges Panel For New American Idol Reboot
  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017

  • Posted by: Larisha Paul

Katy Perry has always been an artist that the world could count on to provide massive summer hits year after year, from "I Kissed A Girl" to "California Gurls" to "Roar." For the past four summers, however, Katy has been slacking. Her 2014 single from "This Is How We Do" with rapper Riff Raff, of all people, debuted at #88 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and left everyone feeling pretty underwhelmed. After entering on top of a giant mechanical lion and dancing with utterly confused sharks at the 2015 Super Bowl Halftime show, Katy began keeping a lower profile than normal. That is, until just under a month ago when she released a collaboration with rap group Migos titled, "Bon Appetit."

"Bon Appetit" wasn't really the Katy everyone wanted back, but some hope was restored when she announced her first album in four years, Witness. Along with her album announcement came news of a world tour - and a spot on the American Idol judging panel? Yeah, I thought that show was cancelled too, and it was. The shows "final season" aired in 2016 on Fox, and we were all home free of having to see people's hopes and dreams be crushed on television under the wrath of Simon Cowell and his minions, until ABC decided to revive the series. Hooray. Except this time around, Simon wont be present. Actually, we arent sure who, other than Katy, will be apart of this uncalled for judges panel.

The revival will air on ABC later this year complete will brand new judges, and possibly a new host. I thought we knew better than to bring dead things back to life, especially with all new parts -have we not all seen Frankenstein? I'm sure everyone involved in this means well, and Katy stated in an interview regarding her new position, "I want to bring it back to the music." But, she needs to bring it back to her own music. An American Idol reboot is not going to give the world the Firework 2.0 that it deserves, Katy. We'll be keeping an eye out to see how much of a mess this turns out to be. On the off chance that it doesn't end in disaster, maybe the season 16 finalist will be able to provide the bangers that Katy used to.

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