Mariah Carey Confirmed as American Idol Judge

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Yup, she's in.

Following days of rumors and assumptions, Mariah Carey was officially announced as a judge on Season 12 of American Idol today.

“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,” the number-one hit maker said in a statement, getting her personal PR machine rolling in the process:

“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.”

Mariah Carey Signs for Fans

With Carey on board, attention will likely next turn to Randy Jackson. He serves as Mariah's manager and it would stand to reason their relationship means he would remain on as judge.

As for the third spot? We say Adam Lambert would strike a nice balance. But that's getting ahead of ourselves.

What do you think of Mariah? Will she make a solid American Idol judge?

 

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I never watch! Ryan Seacrust is just plain annoying.........

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These shows have become more about the judges than the talent. They're all just trying to outdo one another. It's a shame. The judges don't need to be celebs to be good. In fact I think the opposite. They've become a distraction. Get some judges that are in the music industry that actually mold and mentor new, young talent. It's gotten out of hand. Hiring MC is a huge mistake imo.

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MARIAH IS A GOOD CHOICE. AS FOR A BOOST IN RATING, SHE WILL NOT MAKE A DIFFER.THE REALITY SHOW IS OLD.REBA IS A GREAT NOMINEE.I NOMINATE DOLLY.

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MC has more crazy, delousional, and obsessed fans then Paula and JLo ever had! Otta make the audition shows very entertaining!

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I think it is a bit premature to consider Adam Lambert. He has only been away for a few years and could use more cred. The person I think would make the best judge, and has experience judging as well, is Clay Aiken. He has accumulated cred over the years by album, tours, TV, Celebrity Apprentice, judged a singing competition for David Foster and most recently a singing competition at Carnegie for the Distinguished Artists. He has a pitch perfect voice with a large range and would be excellent and fair in judging.

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Finally! Finally! An american idol judge with true talent. What were they thinking getting j.lo no talent non singing ass. I love mariah so much will be watching now. No one could get me to watch AI. Simon has competition. Is he kidding himself with britney spears? He is as desperate as oprah for ratings.

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Wish Randy would leave....Steven Tyler was great last year when the 2 let him get a word in edgewise......
Only way I will watch Idol is if they get Adam Lambert on there he knows his music and is such a great interviewer......

Mariah Carey Biography

Playboy Bound Mariah Carey can hit high notes very, very well. She's had an incredible career, that's for sure. Carey is marred to Nick Cannon and... More »
Born
Birthplace
Huntington, New York
Full Name
Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey Quotes

I'm in love with my dog. He is my special someone. I love spending time with him.

Mariah Carey

We really do feel we are soulmates. I never felt a love like this was in the cards for me.

Mariah Carey [on Nick Cannon]
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