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According to reports Katy Perry is close to signing a deal that would make her the new judge on American Idol, it was announced on May 9th that ABC would be broadcasting and reviving the hit show. American idol is responsible for launching the careers of Carrie Underwood, Fantasia Barrino, Jennifer Hudson and of course Kelly Clarkson who ironically enough will be judging on NBC’s The Voice (American Idols competition). According to TMZ Clarkson was the first choice to be a judge on American Idol but her salary demands were too high. Many fans are excited for the new season of  Idol and with the addition of Perry who has racked in 9 #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100, she is the perfect judge and mentor to the next big star.