Katy Perry gets emotional while taking stage for last time as judge on American Idol after surprisingly revealing in February she was leaving

Katy Perry got emotional while stepping onto the stage on Sunday for her last episode as a judge on American Idol on ABC.

The 39-year-old pop superstar wore a strapless and sleeveless metallic top with seven roses for her seven seasons on the show along with a long white skirt as she held hands with fellow judges Luke Bryan, 47, and Lionel Richie, 74, while being introduced by host Ryan Seacrest, 49.

'Are you crying?,' Ryan asked after Katy bowed her head.

'We're going to miss you,' Ryan said as he hugged Katy.

'Already emotional tonight,' he added.

Katy Perry got emotional while stepping onto the stage on Sunday for her last episode as a judge on American Idol on ABC

Katy Perry got emotional while stepping onto the stage on Sunday for her last episode as a judge on American Idol on ABC

'Katy is a mess,' Luke said.

Katy, Luke and Lionel then acknowledged screaming fans in the audience before taking their seats for the live show.

The three-hour finale featured finalists Abi Carter, Jack Blocker and Will Moseley competing to win season 22.

Jon Bon Jovi, 62, served as special mentor for the finalists during the three-hour finale.

Katy surprisingly revealed in February during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live that this would be her last season as a judge on American Idol.

Jimmy, 56, asked Katy if she would be on American Idol for as long as it goes.

'You know, actually this fall in September I'm going to be doing this huge music festival in Brazil called Rock In Rio. It's really exciting,' Katy began her answer.

'It's a big deal. It's a big deal for people all over the world, especially for my Brazilian fans. I think this probably will be my last show, my last season for Idol. I mean, I love Idol so much,' she added.

Katy, Luke and Lionel acknowledged screaming fans in the audience before taking their seats for the live show

Katy, Luke and Lionel acknowledged screaming fans in the audience before taking their seats for the live show

Show host Ryan Seacrest introduced the judge and Katy gave a small bow

Show host Ryan Seacrest introduced the judge and Katy gave a small bow

Lionel, Katy and Luke have been judges together on American Idol since the show moved to ABC from Fox

Lionel, Katy and Luke have been judges together on American Idol since the show moved to ABC from Fox

Abi Carter, Will Moseley and Jack Blocker competed during the three-hour finale to win season 22 of American Idol

Abi Carter, Will Moseley and Jack Blocker competed during the three-hour finale to win season 22 of American Idol

The pop superstar surprisingly revealed in February during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live that this would be her last season as a judge on American Idol

The pop superstar surprisingly revealed in February during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live that this would be her last season as a judge on American Idol 

Katy for the Disney Night episode on May 12 wore a stunning Cinderella outfit

Katy for the Disney Night episode on May 12 wore a stunning Cinderella outfit

Katy also spilled on the talk show that she had not yet told Luke and Lionel about her decision to leave.

The singer, real name Katheryn Hudson, joined American Idol for its reboot in 2018 as the singing competition moved from its original home on Fox to ABC.

Katy has three-year-old daughter Daisy Dove with her fiance Orlando Bloom, 47.

Orlando and Daisy were in the audience for Disney Night last week in which Katy dressed as Cinderella.

Katy later during Sunday's grand finale wiped away tears after a season 22 review showed her having fun with the contestants, Luke, Lionel and Ryan.

Katy later during Sunday's grand finale wiped away tears after a season 22 review showed her having fun with the contestants, Luke, Lionel and Ryan

Katy later during Sunday's grand finale wiped away tears after a season 22 review showed her having fun with the contestants, Luke, Lionel and Ryan

The pop star shared her finale outfit on Instagram

The pop star shared her finale outfit on Instagram

Katy revealed her top had seven roses for her seven seasons on American Idol

Katy revealed her top had seven roses for her seven seasons on American Idol

'I just love my co-captains,' Katy said in the flashback package.

'Me and Lionel and Katy, it's pretty special,' Luke said in the video.

'We do have fun. So many great memories. Are you sure you want to leave us?,' Ryan asked.

'No,' Katy said while shaking her head before wiping away tears.

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