Finally! American Idol recruits a real singer to take part of its ever-changing judging panel. Moments ago, news broke that legendary songbird Mariah Carey will fill the seat of one of the departing judges, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, for the upcoming 12th season. She secured an alleged $17 million for the position.
Mariah is elated to lend her expertise to the declining show. She tweets, “It’s gonna be so much fun working on
@AmericanIdol. As a singer-songwriter, I’m excited to help find and nurture new talent. LYM!”
“We are proud to have one of the world’s greatest-ever female singers join our show,” ‘Idol’ creator and executive producer Simon Fuller said in the release. “Mariah defines the word ‘Idol’ and will inspire every singer that has the honor of performing in front of her.”
I think this is just what MiMi needs to get her career steamrolling again. Expect a triumphant return from Mariah indeed.