• Katy Perry is leaving 'American Idol'
  • She has been a judge for many years now
  • THIS is how the news broke out

The music world is buzzing with the latest scoop! Katy Perry, the pop queen herself, has just dropped a bombshell on Jimmy Kimmel Live – she's waving goodbye to American Idol after seven unforgettable seasons! "I think this probably will be my last show, my last season for Idol," declares the 39-year-old superstar, leaving fans gasping and gossip columns ablaze.

From Idol to the World: Perry's New Beat

Why the sudden adieu, you ask? Katy's got her eyes on the globe! "It's connected me with the heart of America, but I feel like I need to go out and feel that pulse to my own beat," she spills. And with whispers of new music on the horizon, the anticipation is palpable. Is the world ready for another Perry hit? You bet!

But hold those tears! Our California Girl isn't ruling out a grand return to the show that saw her shine alongside legends Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan. "Maybe I'll come back if they have me one day," she teases. Talk about leaving the door open!

Let's not forget Katy's royal run-in at King Charles III's Coronation Concert and that unforgettable search for her seat at Westminster Abbey – fascinator and all! "There's no assigned seating, which was kind of interesting," she quips. Only Katy could turn a seat hunt into a viral hit!

It hasn't all been smooth sailing for Perry on Idol, with past controversies stirring the pot. But through mom-shaming accusations and unexpected on-air kisses, Katy's star power never waned. And with a whopping $225m deal for her album rights in the bag, she's leaving on a high note!

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As Perry prepares to spread her "new wingspan," the world eagerly awaits the next chapter of her dazzling career. Will it be as thrilling as her Idol journey? We're betting our last Firework on it!