Katy Perry to Quit American Idol

(RepublicanJournal.org) – Pop singer Katy Perry recently announced that this latest season of “American Idol” is probably going to be her last. She broke the news during an interview on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and shared a clip of the bombshell drop on her Instagram page. Perry has been a judge for the popular TV singing competition for seven years, but claims she has exciting plans for the future and is ready to move into the next chapter of her career.

Perry sat down with host Jimmy Kimmel on February 12, where she talked about the upcoming “American Idol” season. She shared that to do something different and special this year, she and the other two judges, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan, visited one another’s hometowns. The singer shared that she drank lemonade on Richie’s front porch in Alabama, visited Bryan’s peanut farm in Georgia, and had a chance to perform on the sidewalk in Santa Barbara where she busked as a teenager.

The move is likely to serve as a grand finale for Perry, although she expressed that she loves the show. She plans to be in Brazil in September to perform at the Rock and Rio music festival, and she hinted that she might soon have new music to share with the world. When asked how Richie and Bryan were taking the news, the bubbly superstar turned to the camera and said with a sheepish smile, “Well, they’ll find out tonight.” She added that the two have been aware of the busy and “exciting” schedule she has planned, which she indicated would involve expanding her “wingspan.”

Perry began writing songs at just 13 years old and moved to Nashville to pursue her career in music when she was 17. She quickly signed with a label, Red Hill Records, which marketed her to Christian and inspirational music listeners, but the company folded and the songwriter rebranded herself as a pop singer. Her music took off in 2008, and her second album, “Teenage Dream” made records in the charts. Perry went on to release four more albums and gain international success.

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