The Diva checks in!
The departure of Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez from American Idol was announced a little over a week ago everyone has wondered who would take a turn at judges table on the next season.
Today, word comes that one seat is filled.
Mariah Carey has confirmed she is going to take her place on the weekly competition show for it’s 12th season.
“I am so excited to be joining American Idol,” she said. “This kind of all just happened really quickly.”
Carey has potential to be a great judge. She has vocal skills that Tyler, Lopez and Paula Abdul all lack (although all had other strengths.) Carey also doesn’t come across as someone who will shy away from telling a contestant they aren’t up to snuff.
Plus she has a little bit of unpredictability that will keep viewers tuned in.
Mariah’s deal is reportedly worth $17 million a year.
Who’s going to be next at the table and whether Randy Jackson will continue in his chair remain up in the air.
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