Mariah Carey Poses for First American Idol Promotional Photo

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Mariah Carey is on board as one of the new American Idol judges. For a cool $18 million per year.

And just days after this announcement was made official, Fox came out with the first promotional picture of its new panelist. She doesn't exactly look thrilled to have the gig, does she?

Mariah Carey American Idol Promo Pic

Still, no one can debate Carey's credentials. She has sold over 200 million records worldwide and is responsible for more number-one singes than any solo artist in history.

The questions now surrounding Season 12, which executives hope will be a major bounce back from a grossly disappointing Season 11 in the ratings game:

  • Will Randy Jackson return?
  • Will Brad Paisley join Mariah as a judge?
  • Will a non-white male who does not play the guitar actually win/
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Haven't watched in a year or so but got to start back love mariah carey

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Can we say "spanx"?

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Why is she so twisted up? She looks like a loon! Haven't watched this show in 3 years and will continue not to watch it especially since they have this diva on! I'll stick to the Voice, love that show!

Mariah Carey Biography

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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]