Katy Perry CONFIRMED as American Idol judge!

Those of you who weren’t sure about American Idol returning to our screens so soon should be eating your words right about now…

American Idol has now moved from FOX to ABC, and it’s just upped the ante by hiring none other than Katy Perry as a judge. Not just any judge – she’ll be taking on Simon Cowell’s former role as head judge!

Yep, that means all hopefuls will have to sing their hearts out in front of one of the biggest popstars in the world. Talk about pressure!

“I am honoured 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,” KP 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.”

We actually can’t contain our excitement. Will the next judge to be announced be as big as Katy Perry? We don’t think popstars come much bigger, but you never know who American Idol might persuade to sit on the panel…

Who would you like to see sitting alongside Katy Perry?