(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.
"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," Perry said in a statement from ABC, which is owned by Walt Disney Co.
No other judges have been named yet.
Grammy-nominated Perry has been a pop powerhouse since her breakthrough single "I Kissed a Girl" in 2008, and is known for upbeat songs such as "California Gurls" and "Firework," gimmicky outfits and vibrant, colorful performances geared toward a young audience.