Mariah Carey is new American Idol Judge

After some back and forth it is official. Mariah Carey is going to be a new American Idol judge in the 12th season of this reality TV show. According to TMZ she is getting $18 million for one year. This makes her the highest paid judge on a reality TV show.

“As a singer, songwriter and producer, it’s going to be fun and rewarding to help find new talent and give back with AMERICAN IDOL,” said Mariah Carey. “I’m currently in the studio working on my new album and its first single, ‘Triumphant,’ which will be out early next month. I can’t wait to channel my creative energy as a part of this show which is a massive global phenomenon.”

The 12th season of American Idol kicks off in January 2013. Online auditions for Season 12 will be opening soon. You can submit a video from Wednesday, Aug. 1 through Tuesday, Aug. 14.

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