Katy Perry To Appear As Guest Judge On ‘American Idol’

Victoria 'Posh Spice' Beckham will also make a one-time appearance in Paula Abdul's absence.

Just as it was confirmed that Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham would be a guest judge on an episode of “American Idol” comes news that [artist id="1962774"]Katy Perry[/artist] will also be stopping by the judges’ table.

The ladies join the show just as Paula Abdul announced earlier this week she would be leaving after eight seasons. Reuters reports that Perry, as well as Beckham, would be a part of the show during the audition rounds but added that neither pop star would take on the judge role permanently.

The next round of auditions for the show begins Sunday, and it seems the show’s intention, for now, is to get female pop stars and performers to help fill Abdul’s void for the time being.

Peter Rice, chairman of entertainment at Fox, told Reuters that “between now and January [when the show airs], we will come up with a permanent solution on what we will do. … Obviously, there is going to be a different dynamic, [and] there is something exciting about that.”

Rice went on to say that while they will have guest judges until the spot is filled permanently, the real trick is finding someone who will fit in with Kara DioGuardi, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson.

“What we need to find is someone who has great chemistry,” he said. “It really is a casting job. Our job in the next four or five months is to consider what makes this the most fun, the most entertaining show.”

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