Katy Perry: Keeping My Personal Life Private Is Like "Walking a Tightrope"

Katy Perry: Keeping My Personal Life Private Is Like

For Perry, she revealed that the "biggest gift" of joining the show after "circling" it for the several years is the chance to work with so many inspiring contestants. We go out and we look for young, talented people. In fact, he's the one who convinced his fellow judges to sing, and they reluctantly, but happily agreed.

The nature of The Voice, with its emphasis on blind auditions, makes the show special for Kelly. There's been a lot of talk about how is this show different. "These days you have to light yourself on fire on Instagram while singing and still might not get enough hits", Perry said.

This.is American Idol. Executive producer Trish Kinane said that 15 years ago, viewers who have not seen "American Idol" found this approach amusing.

Despite having to regrow its audience, it seems ABC is confident in its "American Idol" season 16 cast, which also features longtime host Ryan Seacrest. "But that's not to say we don't want humor in 'Idol.' Humor is a very important part of 'Idol, ' so if someone's eccentric, slightly different or if they've got a different voice or if they do something we don't normally hear, we'll put that up".

At the TCA press tour, Kinane explained that the show still wants to retain its humorous nature without exploiting the contestants.

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"Literally, we are wasting our time if we are not finding another star", she said.

As you may already know, Luke has already begun filming for his upcoming role as a judge on the "American Idol" reboot.

"They need a real, legit 'American Idol.' It's a crowded space and I take it really seriously, sometimes to my detriment", she said.

Seacrest told the Television Critics Association Monday that it's essentially the same show that returns March 11, airing Sundays and Mondays, with new faces at the judges' table. They stole the show at the American Idol cocktail party during the Television Critics Association winter press tour on January 8, delighting the room with an unrehearsed turn at the mic. Watch HollywoodLife.com's exclusive tape of the performance above!

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