Katy Perry exits ‘American Idol’: ‘This is my last season’

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Katy Perry is calling it quits pinch "American Idol."

After being a judge for 7 years, nan popular vocalist revealed she’s exiting nan celebrated title show. 

"I deliberation this astir apt will beryllium my past show, my past play for ‘Idol,’" Perry announced connected "Jimmy Kimmel Live" past night.

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"I mean, I emotion ‘Idol’ truthful much… It’s connected maine pinch nan bosom of America, but I consciousness for illustration I request to spell retired and consciousness that beat to my ain beat," she added arsenic she winked astatine nan host. 

When asked really her chap "American Idol" judges Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie reacted to nan news, Perry responded, "Well, they’ll find retired tonight!"

"They cognize that I person immoderate things planned for this year," she teased. "So it’s going to beryllium a very, very breathtaking year… for each popstar girlies!"

Perry additionally confirmed her announcement connected societal media.

"Let’s play 2 truths and a lie: 1. I hit @usher astatine Monopoly Deal. 2. I’m headlining Rock successful Rio this September. 3. This is my past play connected @americanidol," she wrote connected her Instagram caption.

The "Roar" singer’s exit comes aft she faced disapproval complete a controversial "American Idol" season.

Perry had antecedently been accused of "mom-shaming" and being "condescending," during play 21 of nan deed show.

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Fellow judge Bryan came to nan defense of Perry erstwhile asked if fans had been excessively harsh successful their disapproval of her.

"Katy Perry's been dealing pinch worldly for illustration that her full career," Bryan explained during an question and reply astatine Country Music Association (CMA) Fest successful June. "We each get it.… I mean we're judging kids that group astatine location autumn successful emotion with.… We're not going to bat 1,000 arsenic judges."

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"I deliberation we get group up. As judges, you know, we kinda autumn connected nan beard a batch of times. And get group up to wherever group tin get very vocal connected socials and stuff," he explained, addressing nan influx of antagonistic comments Perry has received astir her commentary.

"My point is, I deliberation erstwhile maine and Lionel [Richie] and Katy beryllium down astatine nan desk, successful our hearts, we're doing nan champion we can."

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Once nan 2023 play was complete and instrumentality favourite Iam Tongi was announced nan winner, finalist and apical 8 contestant Oliver Steele debunked rumors that Perry was a bully.

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"I’ve seen a batch of rumors going astir nan net astir Katy Perry perchance leaving idol and I don’t needfully cognize what’s existent and what’s not. Here is what I cognize astir [her]. Katy is not a bully, nor does she shame people," he wrote connected his Instagram, on pinch photos of him and Perry.

A typical for Perry did not instantly return Fox News Digital's petition for comment.