In a surprising turn of events, Katy Perry announced her departure from "American Idol" during an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" After seven seasons as a judge, Perry revealed her plans to "go see the world" and focus on creating new music.
A Bittersweet Farewell
Perry expressed her love for the show that she joined in 2018, sharing her excitement for the upcoming season but also hinting at some big plans for the future. While her fellow judges were initially unaware of her decision, Perry mentioned the possibility of returning to the show in the future. Although ABC has not officially confirmed her departure, Perry's exit has sparked a flurry of speculation about the future of "American Idol."
Onward and Upward
Perry's upcoming plans include performing at the Rock in Rio music festival in Brazil, but she also hinted at new music and potentially a world tour. Reflecting on her time on "American Idol," Perry discussed some of the more controversial moments she experienced during her tenure as a judge. Despite these challenges, Perry remains grateful for the opportunity to work on the show and is excited about what the future holds.
Personal Life and Milestones
In addition to her professional accomplishments, Perry recently made headlines for selling the rights to her five studio albums for a reported $225 million before ending her Las Vegas residency in November. Perry is married to actor Orlando Bloom, and the couple has a daughter named Daisy Dove.
As Katy Perry embarks on this new chapter in her life and career, fans around the world are eager to see what she will accomplish next. While her departure from "American Idol" may be a disappointment to some, Perry's dedication to her music and her fans remains unwavering.
Update: Perry's decision to leave "American Idol" comes as she looks to focus on her world tour and new music. Despite her exit, she has hinted at the possibility of returning to the show in the future.