Mariah Carey Signs On As American Idol Judge For $18 Million!

Mariah Carey has signed on for one of the two empty judges’ chairs on the next season of American Idol!


Just a few weeks ago Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler announced that they were leaving American Idol behind, leaving two open spots at the table. Rumors have been swirling about possible replacements and today it was confirmed that Mariah took the plunge. The mom of twins (just like outgoing judge J-Lo) is receiving $12 million dollars for her first season!

Are you happy to see Mariah join the American Idol team?

UPDATED: TMZ now reports that Mariah’s taking home $18 million!

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