Katy Perry's 'American Idol' Fee Is $25 Million! Singer Is Looking For A New Hook Up Partner

By Lexina Gaskarth | May 26, 2017 11:43 AM EDT
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foKaty Perry will be earning $25 million in the new season of American Idol at ABC. In an interview at New York's KTU radio with Paul 'Cubby' Bryant & Carolina Bermudez, the "Bon Appetite" singer revealed that she is ready for a new man in her life with her new job.

Compared to the long time host of American Idol, Ryan Seacrest, Perry's contract as a judge on the show will be $ 25 million greater than Seacrest's $15 million contract. She revealed in an interview that she's really proud of the bigger paycheck.Perry is to replace Kelly Clarkson as a judge of the highly anticipated show after Clarkson declined the offer so that she can join to judge at NBC's "The Voice".

The Chained to the Rhythm singer slammed the previous judge, Jennifer Lopez's contract who only earned 15 million dollars last season. It also trumps Mariah Carey's 2012 paycheck in the show which is reported to be only $ 18 million. Though it is less than Simon Cowell's salary which is $ 45 million per season.Perry has been a guest judge on UK's "The X Factor" and have turned down to be a mentor on NBC's 'The Voice' including the multiple eight-figure salary offer. It is also previously reported by TMZ that the 32-year-old singer declined the 20 million dollar offer of American Idol way back 2012, as reported by TMZ

Perry has been in negotiations with the show for several years and this season would be the perfect timing for her to judge. While promoting her upcoming album, "Witness", she revealed that she will not be 'judgy' and will give constructive criticisms. She will be polite and realistic and thrilled to help people with incredible talents to reach their dreams, as reported by Billboard. 

Speculation also arises with the singer's response to the interview about seeking new love. Rumors said that the Swish Swish singer is looking for a new suitor after Orlando Bloom."I'm really proud that as a woman I got paid. And you know why? I got paid, pretty much, more than any guy that's been on that show," she said. "And by the way, I love men. So I'm a paid woman and I'm ready for a beautiful man." The panel of judges that will join Perry on American Idol is soon to be confirmed. 

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