American Idol fans are CONVINCED they know which pop star will replace Katy Perry on the judging panel... after news she quit following seven seasons

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American Idol fans are perfectly convinced they already cognize who will replace Katy Perry arsenic 1 of nan show's three judges aft play 22. 

Following the 39-year-old popular star's announcement that she is leaving ABC's celebrated singing title bid connected Monday, societal media users began speculating which prima will join Lionel Richie, 74, and Luke Bryan, 47, connected nan judging panel.

Considering Perry is presently nan highest paid American Idol judge pinch a reported net of $25 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, nan web will will person a large cheque to woo a performer of nan aforesaid caliber, aliases an moreover bigger family name.

As viewers scramble to conjecture nan adjacent entertainer to people nan highly-coveted role, antecedently held by Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and Keith Urban, 1 name, successful particular, has been gaining traction online. 

American Idol fans are perfectly convinced they already cognize who will switch Katy Perry arsenic 1 of nan show's 3 judges aft play 22

Following nan 39-year-old popular star's announcement that she is leaving ABC's celebrated singing title bid connected Tuesday, societal media users began speculating which prima will subordinate Lionel Richie, 74, and Luke Bryan, 47, connected nan judging panel

On nan apical of nan database of unsubstantiated predictions is Jennifer Lopez, who first appeared connected American Idol arsenic a judge backmost successful 2010. 

'I consciousness for illustration we gotta get backmost JLo- she's little kooky and gave awesome advice,' 1 wrote connected X while different urged others to watch retired for 'Jennifer Lopez's return.'

A 3rd wrote: 'I’m funny who American idol will get to switch Katy her cheque was beautiful large (25 cardinal per season) truthful they could decidedly shop around.' 

It marked her 'first large job' pursuing nan commencement of her twins Emme and Max, who move 16 later this month. 

While looking backmost connected nan gig during her Netflix documentary, Halftime, nan superstar credited nan show for helping her dip her toed backmost into nan intermezo world.

'At 42, movie roles were not knocking down my door. As I was getting backmost to work, I really felt for illustration I didn't cognize what my worth was anymore. I was doing American Idol. That was nan first large occupation I did aft I had nan babies,' Lopez, 54, said. 

She continued: 'And it was bully for maine astatine that time. People could spot maine for who I was and that changed everything.' 

The Marry Me character proceeded to admit that successful nan process of trying to 'build a cleanable life, a family life,' she 'kind of lost' who she was 'as an artist.' 

On nan apical of nan database of unsubstantiated predictions is Jennifer Lopez, who first appeared connected American Idol arsenic a judge backmost successful 2010

American Idol marked her 'first large job' pursuing nan commencement of her twins Emme and Max, who move 16 later this period (seen in 2014)

While looking backmost connected nan gig during her Netflix documentary, Halftime, nan superstar credited nan show for helping her relearn her 'value' astatine a clip that 'movie roles were not knocking down' her door; seen successful 2014

After making her judging debut connected play 10, she returned to nan domiciled for seasons 11, 13, 14 and 15. 

'I really learned a batch astir myself. I had purpose,' nan Let's Get Loud hitmaker said of her stint connected nan show. 'And I conscionable felt I’ve sewage to activity connected my acting more, my singing more, my dancing more, my everything. I conscionable request to beryllium amended successful each way.' 

Earlier this week, Perry announced that she discontinue American Idol during an quality connected Jimmy Kimmel Live.

On Monday, Perry announced that she discontinue American Idol during an quality connected Jimmy Kimmel Live; seen successful 2023

The multihyphenate had reportedly been plotting her exit from nan show since past year, erstwhile it was revealed she felt many times 'thrown nether nan autobus by producers' who she believed were purposefully editing her to look for illustration nan 'nasty judge.' 

'I deliberation this astir apt will beryllium my past show, my past play for Idol. I mean, I emotion Idol truthful much,' she revealed connected nan late-night show. 

She continued: 'It's connected maine with, like, nan bosom of America, but I consciousness for illustration I request to spell retired and consciousness that pulse.' 

The Grammy nominee pointed retired it was their seventh play and erstwhile judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson each near aft 7 seasons.