Katy Perry and Victoria Beckham to guest judge 'American Idol'

Katy_posh_290 Who needs Paula Abdul?

Peter Rice, Chairman of FOX Broadcasting, confirmed Thursday that Victoria "Posh" Beckham will be a guest judge on the next season of "American Idol," along with "I Kissed a Girl" singer Katy Perry.

We repeat though, Beckham and Perry will be guest judges. Paula hasn't been replaced ... yet.

Rice says that their hope was that Abdul would come back and they currently have no contingencies or plans for any of the guest judges to become a permanent fixture on the panel.

For that role, they are looking to cast a "different energy" before January.

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