Katy Perry officially joins 'American Idol' reboot as a judge

It's official!

Katy Perry will be joining the upcoming ABC reboot of "American Idol" as a judge. She's the first confirmed judge on the new incarnation of "Idol."

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"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," Perry said in a statement. "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."

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SANTA MONICA, CA - APRIL 06: Katy Perry attends Caroline De Maigret and Pharrell Williams dinner in celebration of CHANEL's Gabrielle Bag at Giorgio Baldi on April 6, 2017 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for CHANEL)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 25: Katy Perry celebrates Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Bernie Taupin benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation and the UCLA Hammer Museum at RED Studios Hollywood on March 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 18: Katy Perry attends the Human Rights Campaign's 2017 on March 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 18: Katy Perry attends the Human Rights Campaign's 2017 Los Angeles Gala Dinner at JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on March 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 05: Katy Perry attends the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on March 5, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 05: Katy Perry attends the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on March 5, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 05: Singer Katy Perry performs onstage at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcast live on Turner's TBS, TNT, and truTV at The Forum on March 5, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 05: Musician Katy Perry performs onstage at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcast live on Turner's TBS, TNT, and truTV at The Forum on March 5, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 26: Katy Perry (R) and Derek Blasberg (L) pose as they arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California, Los Angeles on February 26, 2017. (Photo by Philip Rock/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Singer Katy Perry arrives at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 22: Katy Perry attends the Universal Music BRIT Awards After-Party 2017 hosted by Soho House and BACARDI Rum at 180 The Strand, on February 23, 2017 in London, England. PHOTOGRAPH BY Jules Annan / Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com - New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com - New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com (Photo credit should read Jules Annan / Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: Ellie Goulding and Katy Perry attend (R) the Universal Music BRIT Awards After-Party 2017 hosted by Soho House and BACARD�at 180 The Strand on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/ Getty Images for Universal, Soho House & Bacardi Rum )
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: EDITORIAL USE ONLY. Katy Perry attends The BRIT Awards 2017 at The O2 Arena on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/Redferns)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: EDITORIAL USE ONLY. (L) Katy Perry and Skip Marley perform on stage at The BRIT Awards 2017 at The O2 Arena on February 22, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Katy Perry seen at BBC Radio One on February 21, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Katy Perry attends at the Christopher Kane show during the London Fashion Week February 2017 collections on February 20, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Katy Perry seen at Christopher Kane at Tate Britain on Day 4 of London Fashion Week February 2017 on February 20, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by SAV/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: Singer-songwriter Katy Perry is seen arriving at the Marc Jacobs Fall 2017 Show at Park Avenue Armory on February 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Katy Perry arrives at the 59th GRAMMY Awards at the Staples Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 12: Katy Perry performs during THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS, broadcast live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 12 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/5:00-8:30 PM, live PT; 6:00-9:30 PM, live MT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer-songwriter Katy Perry arrives at the Universal Music Group's 2017 GRAMMY After Party at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Katy Perry attends the Universal Music Group's 2017 GRAMMY After Party at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Katy Perry attends The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
WESTWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 07: Singer Katy Perry arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Office Christmas Party' at Regency Village Theatre on December 7, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
WESTWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 07: Katy Perry and Jennifer Aniston attend the Premiere of Paramount Pictures' 'Office Christmas Party' at Regency Village Theatre on December 7, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 30: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Katy Perry and Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo pose backstage at the hit musical 'The Color Purple' on Broadway at The Jacobs Theatre on November 30, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 29: Cindi Jaliher, Katy Perry (C), and Carol Edwards attend the 12th annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on November 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for UNICEF )
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 29: Singer Katy Perry attends the 12th Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on November 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 29: Katy Perry attends the 12th Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on November 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
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The announcement was made during ABC's Upfront presentation on Tuesday after a couple of days of speculation that Perry would be joining the show. Former "Idol" contestant Chris Daughtry is also rumored to be in talks to join as a judge, while former host Ryan Seacrest has expressed interest in rejoining the show that launched his career.

Perry appeared on Tuesday's episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," and she played it extremely cool when DeGeneres asked about whether or not she would be taking part in the show. It should be noted, too, that DeGeneres was an "American Idol" judge for one ill-fated season.

The singer later took to Instagram to share the news with her followers along with a photo of herself next to the iconic "Idol" logo.

"SO thrilled @ABCNetwork is bringing back @AmericanIdol," she posted. "I'm bringing it back to the 🎶MUSIC🎶 👁 you at auditions❗"

Perry is also gearing up to release her next studio album, Witness, which will be released on June 9. She'll support the album with a tour in the fall, so it's unclear when she'll film "Idol."

The album's first two singles, "Chained to the Rhythm" and "Bon Appétit," have both underperformed on the charts for the once-dominant pop star.

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The 'American Idol' cast gets wild at the Season 4 Top 12 Finalists Party. Some really puzzling fashion choices here -- even for 2005!

Carrie Underwood: THEN

Carrie Underwood: NOW

More than ten years after taking the 'Idol' crown, she's the bonafide queen of country music.

Jessica Sierra: THEN

Jessica Sierra: NOW

After long-fought battles with drug and alcohol abuse, Jessica was eventually sentenced to a year in rehab. She now has a child of her own and speaks to kids about the dangers of substance abuse.

Anwar Robinson: THEN

Anwar Robinson: NOW

The dreads are gone! He's a music educator and creative arts advocate.

Mikalah Gordon: THEN

Mikalah Gordon: NOW

She has a standing gig every night singing at Las Vegas' Cosmopolitan Hotel. A new web series based on her life premieres this year.

Constantine Maroulis: THEN

Constantine Maroulis: NOW

He's snagged a number of leading Broadway roles, including the title role in "Jekyll and Hyde."

Lindsey Cardinale: THEN

Lindsey Cardinale: NOW

She still makes and performs new music.

Anthony Fedorov: THEN

Anthony Fedorov: NOW

How's that for a makeover? He still makes music and is a proud father. 

Nadia Turner: THEN

Nadia Turner: NOW

Gorgeous!

Bo Bice: THEN

Bo Bice: NOW

Pretty crazy transformation! The rocker continues to make music and recently had a string of shows in Hawaii.

Vonzell Solomon: THEN

Vonzell Solomon: NOW

More like va-va-Vonzell!

Scott Savol: THEN

Scott Savol: NOW

He's mostly kept a low profile since the show.

Nikko Smith: THEN

Nikko Smith: NOW

Still killing the stage!

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