'Honest' Idol Katy Perry

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 September 2009
Katy Perry

'Honest' Idol Katy Perry

'I Kissed a Girl' singer Katy Perry is planning to copy Simon Cowell's tough love approach when she is a guest judge on 'American Idol' later this month

Katy Perry wants to be an "honest a**hole".

The 'I Kissed a Girl' singer is planning to imitate Simon Cowell's brand of tough love when she appears as a guest judge on 'American Idol' later this month.

The 24-year-old star said: "I might become a little bit of a buddy with Simon, because whenever I watch that show, as much as he's an a**hole, he's a very truthful, honest a**hole.

"I'm not there to build them up. It's weird, because I don't want to break their hearts, but everyone knows someone who's been doing karaoke and doing little gigs here and there, and nobody has told them that they can't sing on pitch for, like, 15 years?

"And you're like, 'Someone needs to say something.' And, unfortunately, I might be that gal, to tell you the truth. I always have been."

Katy is not the only celebrity to fill Paula Abdul's vacant chair on the show's judging panel.

Shania Twain and Victoria Beckham have also made one-off appearances.

Katy Perry

The 'I Kissed a Girl' songstress heads out on her Witness world tour.

Birmingham Arena

Mon 18 Jun

£50–£120 / 0871 945 6000

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Thu 21 Jun

£50–£65 / 0844 800 0400

Manchester Arena

Fri 22 Jun

£299 / 0844 847 8000

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