Friday, July 12, 2024

Is Katy Perry Really Leaving “American Idol”? Or Is She Negotiating a New, Better Deal?


Katy Perry sort of said this is her last season on “American Idol.” She’s been there seven years.

Is this really the end? Or is Katy just negotiating in public? She says she’s performing at Rock in Rio in September, and maybe she has a new album.

But Katy’s recording career has been on the slide since she began her “Idol” stint. She hasn’t had a hit record in a long time, and a lot of her record buying audience has moved on. It’s not so easy to break a new album after a long time out. She can still do tours and sing her hits, but at 39 she’s got a good gig on “Idol.” I wouldn’t think she’d give it up so fast.

Again, Katy hasn’t had a release since 2020, and that was “Daisies.” Ironically. that song’s writer, Michael Pollack, wrote Miley Cyrus’s big hits “Flowers” and “Used to Be Young.” Maybe she can get him to write a new album now.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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