AMERICAN Idol fans have seemingly gotten their wish for a new judge on the reality singing competition.
It was recently revealed that a Grammy-nominated singer would temporarily take over for current Idol judge, Katy Perry.
ABCAmerican Idol fans will temporarily get their wish on an upcoming episode of the show[/caption]
GettyIt was recently reported that Katy Perry will be replaced in the forthcoming Idol[/caption]
During Monday’s Idol episode, country star judge Luke Bryan, 46, teased that “big names” would be coming to Idol; however, he didn’t reveal who.
Shortly after Luke’s admission on-air, Deadline reported that Alanis Morissette, 48, would be filling in for Katy, 38, amid her absence.
Ed Sheeran, 32, would also appear since the remaining finalists are set to perform duets of his hit songs.
While Ed and Alanis hold down the fort at Idol for the upcoming Sunday show, Katy and Lionel Richie, 73, will be overseas in London, performing at King Charles III’s coronation.
The You Oughtta Know singer will serve as a mentor and judge.
Both Alanis and the Perfect singer will take the stage themselves for a song as well, with the British crooner debuting a new single.
When People asked the Hot N Cold songstress about Ed and Alanis assuming their respective roles on Idol, she had a lot to say.
“I loved the reaction from the contestants,” Katy admitted to the news outlet.
“I idolize Alanis, Jagged Little Pill [Alanis’ award-winning breakout album] is the reason I do music.”
She added: “Ed Sheeran is the best producer, writer, artist, life-liver. I’m really excited to watch his documentary because I know that he’s been through a lot.
“These are two people who always stay true to themselves and are real so I think it’s awesome to have them as judges.”
MUCH NEEDED BREAK!
Katy being gone will most likely be welcomed by Idol fans since many have been slamming her online and calling for her to be fired.
She faced scrutiny over her treatment of the show’s contestants, leading fans to demand that ABC executives cut her from the show.
Earlier this season, Katy was accused of behaving rudely toward Top 12 contestant Wé Ani after Wé was chosen last and did not receive feedback from Katy on her performance.
Viewers accused Katy of being “unprofessional” and “doing Wé dirty” by looking shocked when she made it through to the top 12.
One wrote in an online thread: “Katy was hands down rude from the face she made (that at first I read as disbelief over Wé’s incredible performance), to go on and on about voting for your favorite contestant. It was incredibly unprofessional.”
Another added: “Wé treated rudely. After her performance, instead of giving feedback, Katy reminds everyone how important it is to vote.
“Um. Hello. Can you give this poor girl her feedback first? Katy’s comment sounded like she was saying, jeez America, why’d you vote this girl through. So unprofessional and unfair.”
A third posted: “I totally had the same interpretation as you. I love Wé and just thought the judges, Katy especially, did her dirty. Her expression was definitely WTF.”
Yet another fan commented: “Did anyone else think Katy was rude to Wé Ani last night? She seemed shocked that she was picked.”
GettyAlanis Morissette will serve as a mentor and judge[/caption]
Getty Images – GettyEd Sheeran will also join Idol on Sunday also[/caption]
GettyFans might be excited about Katy being gone because they have called for her to be fired[/caption]