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Ryan Seacrest Teases Katy Perry’s Final American Idol Episode

Ryan Seacrest and Katy Perry. Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Clear Channel

Ryan Seacrest assured American idol Viewer that Katy Perry will go out with a roar.

The season finale on Sunday, May 19, will not only crown a new winner, but also mark 39-year-old Perry’s final appearance in front of the judges.

“She’s going to perform,” Seacrest, 49, told Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday, May 16. “We’ll celebrate them all night long.”

Perry joined American idol next to judges Lionel Richie And Luke Bryan when the show was revived on ABC in 2018. Both Richie, 74, and Bryan, 47, will remain on the show when it returns for its 23rd and 8th seasons on ABC.

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“It’s been an amazing seven years with her, it’s so sad to see her go,” Seacrest said. “We all know each other very, very well. There is incredible chemistry between the judges.”

Despite the loss of Perry, Seacrest – who was the host? American idol since its first season in 2002 – has been around long enough not to worry about what comes next.

“The show has continued to evolve into the next chapter throughout its existence,” he said. “And we will do it again.”

As for who might take Perry’s coveted spot, Seacrest confirmed that “no decision has been made.” However, he teased: “I know some things, but I value my job too much to screw it up.”

While he remained tight-lipped about naming a replacement, Seacrest said, “I can tell you there has to be news soon.”

“It’s a great opportunity for us to put someone in this seat because it brings something new,” he continued. “And also for the person – she stands next to Lionel, a legend, and Luke’s antics. It’s not a hard gig, it’s fun.”

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While rumors swirl about who will take Perry’s place, Richie recently expressed hope that it will be the original American idol The winner could return home. After posting a photo with Kelly Clarkson Richie implored Clarkson, 42, to join him as a colleague via Instagram in April.

Ryan Seacrest teases Katy Perry's celebratory final Idol performance

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“Kelly, if you have nothing else to do, I’d be happy to leave this out there,” Richie told Entertainment Tonight. “Big fan!”

Perry has since come out in support of the country star jellyroll accept the appearance, tell the story AND! News in April: “He could run for president, he could be my pastor, I could go back to church for him. He could sell me anything.”

The three hour one American idol Season 22 finale – with finalists Abi Carter, Will Moseley And Jack Blocker – airs Sunday, May 19, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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