Katy Perry is slated to make a comeback as a judge for the 22nd season of American Idol, notwithstanding the intense backlash she's been facing from the show's followers.

Katy Perry set to judge American Idol Season 22, amidst facing backlash

Earlier this year, speculations were rife that the celebrated pop icon contemplated stepping back from the music competition. Sources hinted that she felt she was given a raw deal by the show's makers, who allegedly painted her in an unfavorable light as the "unpleasant judge."

Yet, it appears Katy Perry is choosing to rise above these issues, readying herself to rejoin her co-judges, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie. ABC officially confirmed this news on Tuesday.

Despite the internal discord, ABC is hyping up the imminent season as the "seventh lucky season on ABC."

Reuniting with Katy will be her esteemed co-judges Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan, creating a panel that's as seasoned as it is diverse.

Those in the know have revealed that Katy had a heartfelt commitment to fostering fresh talent on the show. It was disheartening for her to realize that her well-meaning intentions were misconstrued.

Throughout the 21st season of American Idol, there were numerous episodes that ignited uproar among viewers, leading to a wave of social media demands for Katy's ousting. Yet, despite the opposition, the network has opted to retain her for the forthcoming season.