From one diva to another: Mariah Carey is the new American Idol judge. The 42-year-old was confirmed as the new judge following the departures of Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler earlier this month. The diva is said to have scored herself a whopping $18million for her duties on the judging panel. How shit for her? Haha.
On the news Mimi said, “I am so excited to be joining ‘Idol. I can’t wait to get started in the fall and I will see you in January.”
No word on who the third judge will be as yet, but now that word is out about Mariah you can expect the speculation to start on the third judge.
Now when Jennifer “JLo” Lopez joined the judging panel two seasons ago I was a bit weary and truth be told I wasn’t sold. Needless to say she grew on me to a point that she actually landed up being my favourite judge. She was fierce, firm but also very constructive and I think this helped the contestants immensely. Will Mariah follow in JLo’s footsteps? Well that we’re going to have to wait until January for. Warning though. EXPECT A LOT OF MARIAH SONGS IN THE AUDITION PHASE… Obviously many hopefuls will try and wow the star with their versions of her songs, but it’s going to get ugly. Just you wait and see 😉
So in the spirit of Mariah joining American Idol, I thought why not include one of her biggest tracks… We Belong Together, her song for Randy and Ryan? Haha
- Nick Cannon — ‘American Idol’ Can’t Afford Mariah Carey! (tmz.com)
- Mariah Carey – Nick Cannon: ‘i Won’t Let Mariah Do Idol For Less Than $100 Million’ (contactmusic.com)
- ‘Idol’ Judges Panel Shake Up: Mariah In, Randy Out? (huffingtonpost.com)
- Randy Jackson Will Always Love Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez (thehollywoodgossip.com)