Mariah Carey Is The Newest ‘American Idol’ Judge
How do you replace a fabulous 40 something year old superstar diva? With an even better one!!!
Mariah Carey confirmed on Monday that she will replace Jennifer Lopez on American Idol next season as a judge, “It’s gonna be so much fun working on AmericanIdol as a singer-songwriter, I’m excited to help find and nurture new talent” Mimi Tweeted
The deal which was announced with show biz flair at the Television Critics Association summer tour in Beverly Hills. “We do, in fact, have one judge whose deal closed very, very recently,” Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly told reporters at the Beverly Hilton. “It’s an artist that many contestants have tried to emulate, have tried to have sung the songs, have tried to hit the notes and because it really was concluded only hours ago, our judge couldn’t be with us.”
He then put a phone call on speaker phone, and out Mariah’s golden voice to reveal that she was the latest addition to the judge’s panel. “I am so excited to be joining Idol,” she said. “First of all, I wanted to be there today and I wish I could’ve been there to tell you, but I think you know this all kind of just happened real quickly, so I can’t wait to get started in a couple months.”
This season, I shall be watching!!!!