Report: Mariah Carey to Become Next American Idol Judge
Steven Tyler is out. Jennifer Lopez is out.
And it appears as if Mariah Carey is in.
Deadline reports that the legendary singer is finalizing a deal with American Idol that will pay her $17 million to come on board Season 12 as a new panelist.
Carey had been considered a possibility for The X Factor when Simon Cowell reconfigured those judges for Season 2 and has long been a name atop the wish list of all singing competition.
If accurate, her salary would be a new record for talent on a reality show.
What do you think, American Idol fans? Are you excited for Mariah Carey to serve as a judge?
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UPDATE: Fox has confirmed that Mariah Carey will be a new American Idol judge.