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Mariah Carey Officially American Idol's New Judge!

Mariah Carey Officially American Idol's New Judge!

It’s official! Mariah Carey will be joining American Idol as a judge for the upcoming twelfth season of the hit singing competition.

“I am so excited to be joining Idol,” Mariah shared in a phone call with Fox boss Kevin Reilly (via TV Line). “I wanted to be there today and I wish I could have been there myself to tell you. I can’t wait to get started in a couple months.”

The news was announced during Fox’s panel at the 2012 Summer TCA Tour on Monday (July 23) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

“I would like to see the judges change every year. It’s horrible to be in this position where you guys [in the press] are asking, ‘Who’s it going to be?’ and there are thousands of names being thrown out,” executive producer Nigel Lythgoe said. “And it’s unfair on negotiations. You can’t negotiate with somebody in a public marketplace.”

WILL YOU WATCH Mariah Carey as a judge on American Idol?

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  • mimi

    Everybody follows Jlo’s footsteps, lmao!!! She farts everyone else wants to also. i.e., singing, dancing, acting, perfume lines, red carpet , clothing lines etc. etc. She is an icon, they claim they hate her but they want her look.And now every singer wants to be on a reality singing show…Jlo knows how to open doors. It cracks me up!!!!!!! People were laughing when she first went on Idol…but she laughed all the way to the bank!!!

  • JOhnny

    That’s great! She is no doubt a very smart singer, that’s how i know she can judge on the AI smartly…
    She is unique singer, she is also being tried to be immitated by many singers, that’s how she influences many listeners. Once the AI 2012 edition 12 launches, many will watch, because they also missed the MIMI for a very long time :)

    LET’s SEE how things will happen :)

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