Katy Perry is caught off-guard while filming American Idol in Hawaii in unedited photos with Luke Bryan & Lionel Richie

KATY Perry seemed to be in a great mood while filming out in Hawaii for American Idol.

Katy is a judge on American Idol along with fellow music superstars Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.

Paparazzi captured Katy Perry while she and fellow American Idol judges, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan, were filming the show

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Paparazzi captured Katy Perry while she and fellow American Idol judges, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan, were filming the showCredit: BackGrid
In the snaps taken, Katy was smiling and seemed to be enjoying herself

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In the snaps taken, Katy was smiling and seemed to be enjoying herselfCredit: BackGrid

Paparazzi captured photos of the Hot N Cold singer, 39, beside Lionel, 74, and Luke, 47, in the middle of taping.

Katy was in full glam with her jet-black hair styled into her signature middle part, sporting a strapless lime-green, body-hugging dress.

In one photo, she appeared to be hiding behind Lionel, who was waving toward the cameras.

Photographers managed to score some shots of the award-winning songstress smiling widely when she had turned her head enough.

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Although Katy seems happy to be judging Idol again, there are some fans who aren’t happy she’s returning.

She received backlash over the weekend after announcing the Idol season premiere on her social media.

The TV personality shared a promotional graphic on her Instagram, a sketched drawing of her standing on the beach in Santa Barbara, California.

In the artwork, the mother of one stood with her hand on her hip while wearing a black, white, and brown floor-length dress.

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The background had mountain landscapes, palm trees, and beautiful blue water.

SHE’S BACK!

Katy’s long dark hair was styled in beachy waves and she wore full glam makeup.

A second photo showed the singer standing with her Idol co-stars, Ryan Seacrest, 49, Lionel, and Luke.

Words on the screen read, “Heading back to where it all began; American Idol.”

Katy captioned her post, “OMG YER FINALLY GONNA GET OUR ORIGIN STORIES.

“Come visit @lukebryan@lionelrichie and my hometowns. The @americanidol journey begins on Feb 18th with the season premiere at 8/7c on ABC and Stream on Hulu!”

Despite the exciting news of the singing competition’s return, fans were more concerned with the songwriter’s lack of musical releases.

GET BACK TO MUSIC

Many took to the comments section to beg Katy to leave Idol and focus on her project.

“We want kp6 lead single cover not american idol,” one wrote, mentioning her speculated sixth album.

The comment garnered nearly 400 likes in agreement.

“Give us your origin story for KP6,” a second asked, while a third demanded, “Where’s the álbum.”

“Kp6 origin story tonight queen?” a fourth joked.

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“We just want to know about the album,” a fifth confessed.

“Journey to the studio when,” a final wondered.

Katy appeared to be hiding behind Lionel as he waved at the paparazzi at one point

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Katy appeared to be hiding behind Lionel as he waved at the paparazzi at one pointCredit: BackGrid
Though Katy seems to be excited to return to Idol, not everyone is

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Though Katy seems to be excited to return to Idol, not everyone isCredit: Getty
Some fans wanted Katy to release a new album rather than focus on hosting another season of Idol

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Some fans wanted Katy to release a new album rather than focus on hosting another season of IdolCredit: Getty

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