Katy Perry is departing American Idol after seven seasons; here's why.

Katy Perry shocked American Idol fans on Monday night when she announced that she would be leaving the show after seven seasons.

Katy Perry shocked American Idol fans on Monday night when she announced that she would be leaving the show after seven seasons. 

The surprise announcement came during a visit on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where the pop star revealed the news.

Perry announced her departure plans, citing a major music festival in Brazil, Rock in Rio.

She said, "This autumn, in September, I'll be doing this massive music festival in Brazil called Rock in Rio. So I assume this will be my final season on Idol."

Katy expressed her appreciation for American Idol, emphasising the show's importance in connecting her to the heart of America. 

However, she said, "I need to feel that pulse of my own beat," expressing a desire to go on new adventures.

When asked about her fellow judges' reactions, Katy kept things interesting by adding, "Well, they'll find out tonight!" Fans are curious how Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan will react to the news.

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