Notorious diva Mariah Carey has been announced as the 2nd judge on the Season 12 ‘American Idol‘ panel alongside Randy Jackson. She has signed to appear on the ‘Fox‘ show for an estimated fee of $12 – $17m.
‘Fox‘ chief Kevin Reilly announced her signing to a meeting today, where Mariah said: “I am so excited to be joining ‘American Idol‘. This kind of all just happened really quickly.” The show’s creator Simon Fuller gushed: “We are proud to have one of the world’s greatest-ever female singers join our show. Mariah defines the word ‘Idol‘ and will inspire every singer that has the honor of performing in front of her.”