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It's Official! Mariah Carey Inks New Deal As Idol Judge!

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Mariah Carey Judge American Idol

Well, there you have it!

While it was previously rumored, Mariah Carey has OFFICIALLY signed on to judge American Idol!!!

Mariah will be taking the seat that was once occupied by the likes of Paula Abdul, Kara DioGuardi, Ellen DeGeneres and most recently, Jennifer Lopez!!

Mz. Carey is expected to be making anywhere from $12 million to $17 million for the show's twelfth season, with Randy Jackson expected to stay on board!

Now, the search STILL is on for another male judge to take Steven Tyler's seat and complete the cast!

[Image via WENN.]

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25 comments to “It's Official! Mariah Carey Inks New Deal As Idol Judge!”



  1. 1

    well that pretty much guarantees I will never watch IDOL again. not a fan!

  2. 4lyfe says – reply to this


    2

    Well atleast they have someone who can actually sing now,no offense jlo, but mariah has a 5 octave range. Any ways she will be good TV because she comes off as the DIVA yet, she also comes off alil homely in the sense that she's not a conservative person when she talks lol



  3. 3

    1.Why does her boobs look funny in this pic? 2.How is she going to be paid 17 million when thats around what J-Ho Wanted and they denied her because of budget cost?



  4. 4

    She would be great except for the fact that people are tired of the show. A new face - even hers - is not going to change that.



  5. 5

    I will definitely NOT be watching now



  6. 6

    Why can't they have two female judges and one male judge?



  7. 7

    this actually surprises me. with her having new music coming out, i figured she would have been getting ready to do promo.
    i love Mimi, but even she cant save this show. its done.



  8. 8

    What i would GIVE to be in the same room with her and Nick when she found out he did that interview and said that American Idol could never afford her and that she would probably need 40 mil lmao she probably BEAT that ass….how embarrassing



  9. 9

    Oh, wow, Perez. Mariah Carey will get to be the next Kara DioGuardi?! How prestigious! Hahahahahahahaha. Mariah probably sees this as a regretful step down, but she knows that it might be what she has to do for the sake of her career. As much as I can't stand Mariah, I feel bad for her that she has to do this stupid show. This kind of thing is going to continue to happen to music industry stars as less and less people actually buy music/concert tickets or purchase full albums.

  10. badnfluenz says – reply to this


    10

    Re: 4lyfe – SHE CAN'T SING NO MO!!!



  11. 11

    Re: xoxo_anonymous – A POPULAR TV SHOW IS THE BEST PROMO FOR A NEW ALBUM….. I BET SHE WILL BE SINGING HER NEW SONGS AND TALKING 20 TIMES AN EPISODE ABOUT THE SONGS SHE HAS "WRITTEN" FOR THE ALBUM



  12. 12

    SO THE PRODUCERS HAVE TO FIND A CHAIR THAT CAN HANDLE MARIAH'S TITS, LOL….
    I LOVE MARIAH, IT'S FUN TO WATCH HER TALK, SHE TALKS LIKE A 13 YEAR OLD CRAZY DUDE,HA HA…. AND BY THE WAY, I THOUGHT HER DIVA EGO WON'T LET HER DO ANY SHOW FOR LESS THAN $ 25 MLN….GOOD FOR HER



  13. 13

    OMG!! Christina Aguilera has the voice with a bitchy attitude and now Mariah on American Idol, the Mother if all Bitches!! Goodluck to the show. I'd prefer Christina, at least.



  14. 14

    OMG!! Christina Aguilera has the voice with a bitchy attitude and now Mariah on American Idol, the Mother of all Bitches!! Goodluck to the show. I'd prefer Christina, at least.

  15. snappyscrapper23 says – reply to this


    15

    First of all, I guess Nick Cannon was wrong. AI CAN afford Mariah Carey.

    Second, if I didn't already stop watching AI, this would make me stop.



  16. 16

    I wish she hadn't done this. Yes, if you want to compare Mariah and JLo, there is no comparison. Mariah is a singer while JLo is just merely an entertainer. I would be like comparing Coldplay to Backstreet Boys. However, American Idol has seen its best days. While it's nice that the show finally has a judge that can sing, they should've thought about this five seasons ago! But I wish Mariah well. If she's going to hop on this sinking ship, she might as well get all the dough she can out of it. If the pay is based on talent, it's only fair her paycheck be a lot more than JLo's.



  17. 17

    I thought they couldn't afford her (according to her husband)?



  18. 18

    Seeing her photo really gets on my nerves.. Idc if she still can sing or not or credible for having once a 5 octave range. She's just a fuckin joke on the show. Whew!!



  19. 19

    No More AI



  20. 20

    Re: rosebud99 – I like the show, I was late to the party I just started watching a couple of seasons ago. I am very dissapointed.



  21. 21

    Awesome! Finally someone who can sing giving feedback. Paula and J'Lo both cant sing. I was actually expecting it to be Madonna since she cant sing either and her album flopped and people are walking out of her concerts through Europe. Old Madge will need a very big boost at the end of this tour. Good luck Mimi you will be brilliant.



  22. 22

    I love Mariah <3 I don't like Idol, but I will definitely watch it now because of her. Jlo and Mariah both have diva attitudes, but Mariah CAN sing and has Talent :-) Plus, Jlo always came across as FAKE.



  23. 23

    Re: Sweetness24 – She cant sing anymore, she is just a studio singer like many now at days. Watching it because of her?, poor of you. Brainwashed.

  24. Gigi says – reply to this


    24

    She can't sing anymore? On Mariah's WORST day, she still sounds better than 98% of the trash out there today trying to sing.



  25. 25

    i used to think she only screamed till perez pointed out it was actually hitting notes then i was impressed ..this is great news im a little freaked out by her boobs in this photo