Last night's "American Idol" was all about Disney, and Katy Perry perfectly channeled Cinderella. "I just feel like this whole time has been a true Cinderella story," she shared with Entertainment Tonight, fully embracing her role as the fairy-tale character.

Perry reflected on her journey as a judge, which is nearing its end. She revealed that next week's finale will be her last. She spoke about her plans for the final episode. "I'm gonna stay present and take it all in and then have a little after-party and Luke [Bryan] and I will finally drink. After seven years, we'll really drink," she said.

Since the show's reboot in 2018, Perry, alongside Bryan and Lionel Richie, has been at the judges' table. Her departure marks a significant change.

She officially announced her exit on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" in February. Perry mentioned that Bryan and Richie would find out through her TV appearance, hinting at her busy schedule for the year.

Bryan expressed how challenging Perry's departure will be. "It will be emotional. We've had, gosh, seven years, spending so much time together," he commented. The trio has grown close, relying on each other throughout their tenure.

Perry's time on the show has had its controversies, including accusations of "mom-shaming" during auditions and instances where she faced booing from the audience.

Perry suggested her exit is to refocus on her music career, sparking fan excitement about her upcoming sixth studio album.

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