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Mariah Carey joins 'American Idol'
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Paula Abdul, Jennifer Lopez and now … Mariah Carey.
Fox just made it official: Carey is the latest successful pop diva to join American Idol. The 42-year-old will join the judges table for season 12.

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.

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“It’s the biggest recording artist than any of these shows have ever had,” Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly told critics at their press tour in Beverly Hills. “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.”
The move comes on the heels of Steven Tyler exiting the hit singing competition, and Fox being unable to convince Lopez to sign on for a third round. Reilly also finally confirmed Lopez’ exit. The singer was holding out for a raise beyond her $15 million second-year salary and took to the media to proclaim that she was almost certainly leaving the show. If there was a slight chance of Lopez staying before, it vanished once Fox signed Carey — Fox won’t pay for two high-priced female vocalists.

Earlier in the morning, Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe (who’s not involved in the judges talks) expressed hope that Lopez would change her mind. “I was really upset to hear of Steven leaving us and the possibility of Jennifer leaving us. She did say ’99 percent.’ Strange thing to say, ’99 percent.’ You’re either leaving or not leaving. I’m hoping she’s not leaving.” Lythgoe is involved in his own negotiations to return to the show and insiders expect he’ll stay on board.
Despite some reports to the contrary, veteran judge Randy Jackson (who, as it so happens, is Carey’s manager and was involved in her negotiations) is now expected to stay on board, though nothing has yet been announced. Either way, Fox is expected to now focus on its search for another male judge. One dark horse (and attractively low budget) candidate is former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert.
Fox’s decision to shake up Idol was effectively made months ago. In recent years, changing Idol‘s panel has typically resulted in a ratings spike, at least at the start of the season. For this year’s 11th season, Fox decided to leave the panel unchanged from the previous year and the series suffered the largest ratings drop in the show’s history. Though the show’s audience was still huge, averaging 18 million viewers per week, ratings were down 23 percent. What do you think? Will Mariah Carey improve Idol‘s ratings?
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They should stop the show for something like two years and make some changes.
It's getting so boring
But Mariah is a good choice.

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YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. This new era is gonna be so good. Her single is dropping in August too.

Mariah vs Britney vs Floptina. American Idol vs X Factor vs The Voice. I'm living. Messiah is gonna be the shadiest judge ever.
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Now if they could just get Aretha Franklin and Patti Labelle to join too. Poor Randy.
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I'm happy with this news because it will keep Idol relevant. I don't care what anyone says, it's still the best format because you actually get to know and care about the singers. They have so many more performances than the other shows. Plus, the talent is still the best. I was worried though if they didn't get good replacement judges that it would start to slip behind the other shows.

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She'll be really good! Very curious to see who they end up getting for the third judge.

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Major news. Just as adding Britney has gotten me excited to see X Factor this has got me jazzed for AI.


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Now if they could just get Aretha Franklin and Patti Labelle to join too. Poor Randy.
I can here Patti screaming on a Soup clip now.
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Just need to get rid of Randy Jackson and country music winners now.
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I think the show is beyond help. Adding a new judge won't stop it from flopping.
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Mariah will obviously use it to promote her new album!
Her new song TRIUMPHANT will be out early August!
Randy has brought her to Idol!
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How much money is she getting ? If she were getting more than Britney we would have heard about it.
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$17 million.

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Now if they could just get Aretha Franklin and Patti Labelle to join too. Poor Randy.
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