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!
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