Another exciting season of the popular singing competition, “American Idol” welcomes back Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie to the judging panel. Despite rumors, it’s now official that Katy Perry will return for the show’s seventh season on ABC.
Alongside the talented judges, Ryan Seacrest will continue to bring his charismatic hosting skills to the show. Auditions are set to begin in August!
Controversial Moments on ‘American Idol’: Katy Perry’s Past Season
During the previous season of ‘American Idol,’ Katy Perry found herself at the center of some controversies. One notable incident involved contestant Sara Beth Liebe, who accused Perry of mom-shaming her during auditions. Perry also made a comment about the amount of glitter worn by contestant Nutsa Buzaladze, which led to some boos from the crowd. Perry played pranks on contestants, pretending they were going home when they were actually staying to compete.
All these incidents fueled speculation that Perry might consider quitting the show to spend more time with her family.
American Idol Season 22 Auditions Begin in August: Show Returns in Spring 2024
American Idol’s 22nd season, which includes six seasons on ABC, will kick off auditions on August 2. The live virtual nationwide search for contestants will take place, and the show is set to return in spring 2024.
The show is produced by Fremantle and 19 Entertainment, a part of Sony Pictures Television, with Megan Wolflick as the showrunner and executive producers including Jennifer Mullin from Fremantle, and Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman from 19 Entertainment. Fremantle handles the series distribution worldwide.