Katy Perry is bringing home a huge paycheck to judge American Idol, TMZ reports. The “Roar” songstress will earn $25 million from ABC, the site alleges.
The network wanted to not only ensure success for the reboot, but lock in a huge talent ahead of last week’s upfront presentations.
When American Idol aired on Fox, Perry reportedly turned down a $20 million offer to judge the show. Her payday exceeds that of Jennifer Lopez, who reportedly earned $15 million to judge the show.
Ryan Seacrest, who is reportedly ready to host again but has yet to make it official, also made a reported $15 million for his efforts.