Katy Perry will in fact be a judge on ABC's American Idol.
According to the LA Times, during today's "upfront" ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey confirmed the news.
“Katy is a superstar and a fantastic addition to the long list ofgreat ‘Idol’ judges,” Dungey said, adding that "we’re pulling out all the stops to make ‘Idol’ bigger and better than ever.”
“I am honored and thrilled to be the first judge bringing back the American Idol tradition of making dreams come true for incredible talents with authentic personalities and real stories,” Perry said.
“I’m always listening to new music, and love discovering diamonds in the rough," she added. "From mentoring young artists on my label, or highlighting new artists on my tours, I want to bring it back to the music."