HomeHeard it on the ShowKaty Perry May Snag ‘American Idol’ Judging PositionKaty Perry May Snag ‘American Idol’ Judging PositionMon, May 15, 2017 by Tessa Snyder SHARE NOW Katy Perry is said to be in talks to become the anchor judge for the American Idol reboot! (Jodi explains at 12:58) According to TMZ: Katy Perry is in the homestretch … negotiating a deal to become the anchor judge on “American Idol,” and the announcement is expected to go down Tuesday. TMZ broke the story … ‘AI’ honchos set their sights on Perry after their bid for Kelly Clarkson went south and she joined “The Voice.” Sources familiar with the negotiations tell us Idol’s goal is to announce Katy is joining the reboot during the ABC Upfronts this week. Our sources say they will not announce the other 2 judges because ‘Idol’ hasn’t even decided who it wants. As we reported, Ryan Seacrest will almost certainly be the host. Here’s the challenge. Idol went off the air on FOX because it became too expensive to produce, and everyone involved in the show doesn’t want a repeat of that problem. Seacrest and Perry will not come cheap, for sure … so the other 2 judges can’t break the bank. Want to hear more? Listen to Murphy Sam and Jodi: On Demand When you subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or Google Play store, you get exclusive stuff you won’t hear on the show! And while you’re at it… be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube channel.