As a singer, songwriter and producer, it’s going to be fun and rewarding to help find new talent and give back with American Idol
Mariah Carey American Idol judge deal confirmed
Mariah Carey is the new American Idol judge! So glad to hear this news. As we previously reported Mariah Carey was in talks to become a judge on the twelfth season of American Idol.
“As a singer, songwriter and producer, it’s going to be fun and rewarding to help find new talent and give back with American Idol. I’m currently in the studio working on my new album and its first single, ‘Triumphant,’ which will be out early next month. I can’t wait to channel my creative energy as a part of this show which is a massive global phenomenon”, the 42-year-old singer said in a statement on July 23.
Nice work, Mimi! An ‘American Idol’ job and a new album. Imagine the promotion she will have during the show!
Recently, Mariah Carey’s husband Nick Cannon said that ‘American Idol’ can’t afford to pay his wife for the job. It seems like they can. The singer is rumored to have signed a deal worth $12 million for her first year, the same amount Jennifer Lopez made during he first year with the show.
Carey’s hiring comes just weeks after Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler announced their departures from the FOX show. Judge Randy Jackson, who has been on the show since the beginning in 2002, is expected to return for the 12th season. As for the third sit on the judge’s panel…Miley Cyrus and Adam Lambert could be in the running.