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Confirmed: 1st "American Idol" Reboot Judge Is Katy Perry

Entertainment Weekly reports that yesterday ABC confirmed that Katy Perry is joining their reboot of “American Idol.”

Katy released a statement, saying “I am honored and thrilled to be the first judge bringing back the ‘American Idol’ tradition of making dreams come true for incredible talents with authentic personalities and real stories.” She continued, “I’m always listening to new music, and love discovering diamonds in the rough – from mentoring young artists on my label, or highlighting new artists on my tours, I want to bring it back to the music.”

No other judges have been announced for the panel, although several names have been mentioned including Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert, Chris Daughtry & Coldplay singer Chris Martin.