Is there room at FOX for TWO world-class divas?!
There better be because FOX has just announced that Mariah Carey is OFFICIALLY joining American Idol!
More after the jump!
Entertainment Weekly reports:
"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.
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.
'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.'
...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."
With Britney making her entrance at The X Factor and J.Lo making her exit, FOX is clearly not messing around. Mariah is a game-changer for American Idol!
Will you be tuning in to see Mariah Carey as a judge, Instincters?