That’s it! C’est tout! Cased closed! Mariah it is for Season 12 of American Idol.
According to EW.Com, American Idol snagged the legendary songstress, despite naysayers, including her hubby Nick Cannon, saying that this might not happen because of her high price tag. Oh that cagey Nick! Such a jokester!
Here is what EW.Com had to say:
As reported in this week’s issue of EW, Carey has been the leading contender to join the panel this summer, which has seen a flurry of celebrity names floated in the press as possible candidates. Her salary is expected to be somewhere north of $12 million — the sum paid Jennifer Lopez during her first year on the show — and possibly as high as $17 million.
Previously, Simon Cowell was courting Carey as a mentor for X Factor’s second season, though it’s not clear if her Idol announcement precludes an appearance on Fox’s other show.
“It’s the biggest recording artist than any of these [singing competition] shows have ever had,” Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly told critics at their press tour in Beverly Hills on Monday. “It’s an artist many of these contestants have tried to emulate. [The deal] only concluded only hours ago. Not being the only game in town we need to keep things fresh.”
So, it looks like Mariah’s manager and friend, Randy Jackson, is a natural fit sitting beside her as judge.
Now we just need to see if the Adam Lambert rumors are true. Will he be the third judge? Who would you like to see as Judge Number 3? Share all in the comments section.
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