I am really excited about Mariah Carey joining Idol, a real singer, no sanger on the show. I think this is a great look for American Idol because Mariah has the knowledge, the range and the endless career to help out the contestants that will be on the show. The contestants will gain so much with Mariah Carey on the show!
Mariah Carey will be joining “American Idol” as a judge next season, filling the female diva slot and removing any last sliver of doubt that Jennifer Lopez is really leaving.
Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly, wearing a grin as big as Carey’s list of hits, confirmed the hire on the phone with Carey in front of television critics Monday.
He was less forthcoming about her salary, which is reported by multiple sources to be $12 million for her first season.