Ed Sheeran On Substituting For Katy Perry In American Idol Instead Of Adam Lambert

Ed Sheeran is set to replace Katy Perry as a judge on American Idol, albeit briefly, as Perry heads to the UK to perform at King Charles’ coronation. Fans were initially expecting Adam Lambert to step in as the temporary replacement, but the talented British singer-songwriter has taken on the role instead.

The world mourned the passing of Queen Elizabeth in September 2022, and her son King Charles is now set to be crowned on May 6, 2023. The coronation ceremony will host several performers, including Lionel Richie and Katy Perry. As Perry travels to the UK for her performance at this historical event, she requires a substitute to fill her role as a judge on American Idol.

Fans were surprised when Ed Sheeran was announced as her replacement, as many had assumed that Adam Lambert would be the first choice. Sheeran is currently busy promoting his latest album, which features an eclectic mix of genres and showcases his musical versatility. His ability to connect with different audiences has made him a popular choice for this role on American Idol.

Ed Sheeran recently spoke about replacing Katy Perry on American Idol and shared his thoughts on not being asked to perform at the coronation. Despite being a renowned British artist, Sheeran revealed that he didn’t receive an offer to perform at the event. He suspects that the decision-makers may have checked his website and noticed that he had a tour date in Dallas on the day of the coronation. They likely didn’t want to interfere with his busy schedule.

He said:

“A lot of people find it very funny that Katy Perry and Lionel Richie are going to sing at the coronation. I would like to say, I was never asked to do it. They said that I turned it down. What I think is that someone from the palace looked on my website and saw that I was playing in Dallas on the day…. The news basically spun it and said that I turned it down but I didn’t turn it down. He gave me my Member of the British Empire medal. I like him.”

As Ed Sheeran steps into Katy Perry’s shoes on American Idol, fans are eager to see how the British singer-songwriter will fare in this temporary role. Although many were initially expecting Adam Lambert to fill the position, Sheeran’s diverse musical background and personable nature make him an exciting choice. With Perry performing at King Charles’ coronation and Sheeran sitting at the judges’ table, the music world is filled with anticipation as these two talented artists continue to make their mark on the industry.