Katy Perry has been a judge on American Idol with a reputation for her harsh reviews of contestants. This has triggered a lot of criticism from fans.
Despite this, it has been revealed that the singer will come back as a judge in the upcoming season 22. The reality is that in shows like “The American Idol”, judges have to make tough calls.
And that is exactly what Perry has done. Unfortunately, fans of the show took it the wrong way. Even the singer wasn’t too keen on returning to the show.
Per Daily Mail, the singer said she was ‘thrown under the bus’ by producers who wanted her to look like the ‘nasty judge.’ Still, with the news of her return, she is reportedly braving up for the next season.
An insider stated that Perry only returned because she wants to help aspiring young singers. But her intentions were misconstrued hence the backlash.
‘For her good intentions to be misinterpreted it was not what she wanted,’ the insider added. In the last season, fans advocated that she removed on social media after harsh reviews on American Idol season 21.
For instance, Perry was said to have slammed and ‘mom-shamed’ Sarah Beth Liebe, a contestant who ultimately chose to leave the show during Hollywood Week.
In another viral moment, she was trolled for telling aspiring singers that she felt as if their collective ‘energy was broken,’ during their performances.
However, while the insider said that Perry was concerned about the impact of her legacy if she remained on the show, the remuneration for season 22 appeared to be too good to pass up.
Auditions for American Idol season 22 kick off on August 2nd. And aspiring stars will contest for a spot in the show in front of an American Idol producer before advancing to the judges’ round with Perry, Luke and Lionel.
While we await the date, we can’t help but wonder, if the singer will adjust her style of judgement or increase it. Katy herself has yet to publicly comment on her return to the reality singing competition.
However, she did defend herself when her fellow judges teased her for getting booed during season 21. Dear reader, did you watch the last season?
If so, do you think Katy Perry is guilty of the allegations and what do you expect from this new season? Tell us we want to know “Let’s Talk.”