Pop star Katy Perry to join ABC’s ‘American Idol’ reboot


FILE PHOTO: Singer Katy Perry poses at 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 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Singer Katy Perry poses at 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 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok/File Photo

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Pop star Katy Perry will join reality singing competition “American Idol” on ABC, the network said on Tuesday, adding a big name with legions of young fans for its revival of the show.

Perry, 32, is the first major name to come aboard the reboot of the show, which was canceled by Fox Broadcasting last year after 15 seasons amid declining viewership ratings. The new “American Idol” will air in 2018.

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