Fans of "American Idol" are inconsolable after Katy Perry shares some major news.

American Idol Season 22 judges: Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and host Ryan Seacrest return.

Judges joined in 2018 when show moved to ABC from Fox.

Ryan Seacrest was uncertain to return due to Wheel of Fortune opportunity.

Katy Perry's return was in doubt amid rumors of wanting to quit over portrayal concerns.

Official announcement made on American Idol's Instagram.

Season 22 auditions now open.

Longtime fans excited for familiar lineup.

Show's popularity continues as singing competition thrives.


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