ABC held it's Upfronts in New York City today and the had several big time announcements. One of the biggest announcements came via "American Idol." While it was already known that the music talent competition will have a new home on the Disney owned channel coming this fall, the ABC Entertainment President, Channing Dungey, revealed that "E.T." singer Katy Perry will be the lead judge.
Katy Perry was not present at the Upfronts, but she did post a message to twitter showcasing her excitement.
No word yet on who the other judges will be or if Ryan Seacrest, who just signed on to be Kelly Ripa's co-host on "Live," will return as host.