Mariah Carey is just full of announcements lately.
The 43-year-old singer and mom of twins recently revealed on Twitter that she has a new song, called "Triumphant," set to arrive in early August, and she's also confirmed that she'll be a new judge on "American Idol."
"It's gonna be so much fun working on @AmericanIdol," Carey posted Monday afternoon. "As a singer-songwriter, I'm excited to help find and nurture new talent."
In a statement confirming Carey's new gig, Fox's President of Alternative Entertainment, Mike Darnell, called Carey "the real deal," while "Idol" executive producer and creator Simon Fuller added how "proud" they are "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.”
Carey's new role as an "Idol" judge has been widely speculated for weeks, to the point that her husband Nick Cannon even joked that the Fox series may not be able to afford her. "That's a lot of money," Cannon kidded with TMZ. "If they gave J. Lo $20 million, they might have to double that!" We're sure the rumors on Carey's payday will start flying any minute now.
Carey will join Randy Jackson, the one "Idol" judge remaining (for now, at least), at the judges' table in January 2013. Earlier this month, both Lopez and Steven Tyler announced they were departing the show.
Was Carey the right choice for a judge? Tell us on iReport and in the comments below!
this show jumped the shark long ago.
Sorry she was NOT the right choice for the show. I think that having famous ppl on the show was fun for awhile. How about actually having a person from the public, you know the ppl that help pay these people, by buying their music, clothes and whatever else they sell. Maybe a contest should be done to where someone from the US for one season could be a judge. I know music and vocals. I studied music for 15 years. Some of those people the judges last season said were great um need their ears checked.
$20 million? And we pay math teachers 35 grand. Yes, America is definitely on the right track.
OMG NOW I WANT TO STRANGLE MYSELF JUST IN CASE SHE DECIDES TO SING KICK HER OFF
No, I still won't watch the show. Neither her knor JLo have class .....
Mariah will do great but the show has been running too long.
Beavis and Butthaed would make better judges...
Well atleast Mariah Carey can sing unlike JLo!
Now if she could only do something about her thunder-thighs! Mooo Ooooo!
Now all we need is Howard Stern to be a judge on American Idol!
Idol needs judges who are experts in some way in the music industry. And of course they need to really know how to judge – to give honest, direct, meaningful feedback. America's Got Talent is a general talent show, so that's fine for Stern who does a great job there. Their best judge ever, in fact.
will actually watch it more this year...her vocal experience will be effective to the idol kids competing.
This should be interesting! Mariah is bat sh** crazy and lord only knows what she will come out of her mouth on this show..I might watch again just to see what kind of crazy sh** she might say???
She no more crazy than Paula Abdul...
Zzzzzzz......snort......zzzzzzzz.......yaaaaaawwwwwwnnnnnnnn.....zzzzzzz. Wha'....whose the new judge?......Oh, you woke me for that???.......zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
great television and very funny.
great move for her.
the show will be on for awhile.
Is this show still on?
I'm boycotting the Africanization of America. The Black Political Machine. Rap. Professional Sports. BET, etc.
I won't be making this mulatto, no talent pig another penny.
she's getting 18 mil...she is on the bandwagon..
last album went double plat.and also has taken this job to head to tour in 2 yrs like jlo and tyler–i will get tkts to her concert.
This show has been over – they are hanging on to the last ounce of life they had left with JLo and Steven Tyler. Mariah must be desperate since her last album FAILED so miseriably. She can't sell concerts or act so what's left but to jump on the reality band wagon.
Uh, you're an idiot. How can the show "be over" if it's still #1? lmao, some of you people are jackazzes.
fantastic voice, range, beautiful..the whole package
Congratulations to the lucky guys over the years who have managed to spread a mayonaisse mess all over her gorgeous face.....
fred and the indian guy..dee lish
show's will remain in tact and will fit in the ratings well.
Why not have a prior American Idol winner be the 3rd judge? They know more about the process than anyone!
That's the best idea I've heard so far
That's a great idea and heck, they could get them a lot cheaper too.
How does a winner know more about the process than, let's say, a runner-up or 5th runner-up. Haha. Some of you people need to quit trying to sound intelligent. Because you're not!
saw her once .. that was enough.
You can love her or her but she knows how to make $$$
good for Mariah.. i love her!
I just herd she will make 18,million
And I'm sure some don't like Madonna but she will bring in about $500million by next year.
God she looks georgous in the above shot..i'd take it
Nick Cannon makes 75K per episode on his show and worth 15m-20m..he'll survive if anything happens. I think he's a funny guy and great personality for tv.
Love Nick! He's the funniest guy to hit TV since Howie!!
John How old are you????? TWO.....TURN MY BACK ON A BABY. THESE BABIES ARE NOT BROUGHT INTO THIS WORLD BECAUSE THEY WANT THEM....THEY ARE MEAL TICKETS YOU IDIOT. AND EACH STATE IS RESPONSIBLE....WHAT CONTINENT DO YOU LIVE IN. obama WON'T LET THAT HAPPEN. HE NEEDS ALL THE BROWN SKINS. AND I DO NOT HIRE ILLEGALS. I LIVE BY THE LAW. Go ahead watch your show and all the idiots who make it up.
I forgot to put Brett Michaels on my list with Dee Snider and Smokey Robinson.
Barry Gibb's brothers have passed, he and his brothers wrote some great music . he would be a great judge for American Idol. I'm sure he's very depressed right now and i think this idol gig would be good for him, Fans would l be happy to see him. This man and his brothers are legends in music. This is another reason why ratings will explode. Randy, Barry and Mariah..not bad.
Never liked her – still don't too into herself. Won't be watching Idol.
Mariah will bring in talent. the girl still belts all her tunes like she did 20 yrs. ago i see her breezing through everything.
Seriously? Well, let's see how she can bring it on new talent.
i agree she's great for business and the show will make it...if randy accepts her she'll speak up...she'll be comfortable..
she's got another album out soon and it will hit the roof for her career.
she's an asset to the show and good for business.
i think she's the best choice for the job .. vocally she has the experience to judge talent
They will probably have a bigger turnout for auditions this year. Hell, even I would consider an audition just to meet her for a sec.
Good choice, but the show should NEVER be about the celebrity of the judges; it is about the contestants. That's why I watch it. That said, I would never watch it if the likes of Charlie Sheen were to show up at the judges' table. Maybe that's why the show has lost some of its following, because it tries to raise viewers through who sits at the table. Bad move. Just make sure they are competent to judge.
Nick is not worthless he is adorable. Sounds like someone is jealous out there. Mariah do your thing girl. forgett the haters.
Yeah she will be great!!!!!!!!!!!
She will be a hot mess like everyone expects her to be, as well as the others that are potential judges. :)
Not sure why cannon says Mariah is worth more than jlo? Jlo is really sweet and has finally started to come out with some good music..Mariah has in the past..but nothing recent..she however will make a good addition if she speaks up alittle.
i love ryan seacrest he's so dreamy
put idol in my butt
I think it is time for Idol to retire..... It has ran it's course in my opinion...
Yeah, "jumped the shark," as it were...
i said what what in the butt ...man this show sucks
The show should be put to rest! Mariah is not worth 20 million nor was Jennifer Lopez. Mariah will bring her worthless husband who rides her coat tails to the show and he'll be looking for his 20 million. All of these reality shows are a joke. Isn't it sad what this world has become. People are more interested in watching other people's problems that solving their own. America has gone down the tube with obama and illegals (one and the same). 14th amendment (drop a baby and get your free stuff). IT'S IS NOT FREE. WE THE TAXPAYERS SUPPORT YOUR WORTHLESS LIVES. now we have these worthless shows (oh mariah says, I want to help someone with their talent). What a joke she is! She just wants to get her reality show.
Mariah is the perfect choice! She's super talented and she's my favorite all time female singer. She is also kind of goofy so it should be very entertaining. Nick & Mariah are a wonderful couple and he is an excellent businessman.
I absolutely love the Barry Gibb idea. The Last BeeGee!
I will now watch every episode and vote for my favorite singers.
wow..lol.. nick cannon is currently making more money than mariah carey.. so how exactly is he riding her coattail.. he is an executive at nickelodeon and has been for years and he has been the host of americas got talent for a few seasons now.. not to mention his other jobs.. he would be fine with or without her.. he has his own money.. research people.. your opinions hold no wait when you dont have the facts..
your an idiot: also i can tell by your comment that you need to change your station lol. Although I agree in part about that dropping baby line, the fact is if you can turn your back on a child what kind of person does that make you. And each state is resposable for there boarders and boarder control, you must remeber it was cheap labor that started this boarder problem not illegals. Look in the mirror it was probally people like you.
Hated Mariah before she trashed her first marriage. hate her now. she'll just trash Idol more than it already is. It's a trash show, let it rest in peace.
Randy Jackson should sign on again, he is now the force behind idol
the idol needs a little more experience-Mariah hang into there and i agree ratings will pick up
ratings will hit the roof.
mariah carey...big deal!
I would not watch a show with Mariah Carey on it if you paid me. She has wasted a great talent singing crappy, made for money music her whole career and when she wasn't behind the mic, she was nailing record producers to ensure her success. I cannot stand the woman, she is complete trash, and will not watch a single episode of idol while she is on it.
Here is the way it should go down:
It's time for Randy Jackson to exit the show.
New panel: Celine Dion, Barry Gibb, and Aretha Franklin
No, no, let's bring in Elvis, Jim Morresy, and Janis Joplin!!! The show stinks anymore and the old good part is when you get people who can't sing make it to the judges and want to argue with them, other than that the show is rigged 100%
This just in...It is now 2012! Not 1990.
Changes to AI have to start BEFORE the judges are picked; begin with the auditions. I recommend this: Jimmy picks two other industry production experts and THEY do the auditions. The judges don't see the contestants UNTIL they are in Hollywood. The judges are supposed TO BE mentors; if you remember the early years (big sigh), there were vocal coaches to help with performance, but the judges were supposed to offer constructive critique (stop laughing!). Simon received the lion's share of attention because he critiqued from the business executive stance: his label was writing the check.
Honestly, I'd rather have Alicia Keys than Mariah Carey -she'd be ok as a 'revolving guest judge'. Alicia doesn't have the best of voices, but as a musician, she's more rounded than Mariah.
More importantly, AI has to STOP finding and 'pushing' (behind the scenes voting manipulation) singers they think will be the most 'moldable' to a middle of the road Pop audience; a 26-year old has a more defined and distinct sense of genre and style than an 18-year old (don't get into a Scotty war -his genre was pretty well set to his voice; think Jessica Sanchez -great chops, but no one knew what her 'real' voice was like; what genre really moves and showcases her vocal talents?).
I'd like them to consider Weird Al Yankovic for a judge...here's a guy who can really make the song his own!!
Justin bieber and Katy Perry
Cool! Now just change the logo to read "American Prima Donna" or "American Bubble-Butt Diva" and I'm sure it'll be a big draw... eeesh people get a real life instead of living vicariously (look it up) through others.
Look what up? "Vicariously"?!?! I know youre proud of yourself for using a 5 syllable word, but its not a very difficult one...
she is the #1 selling recording artist in history... who the heck else would be more qualified then her? Ellen?? All I see are a bunch of haters on this site.
Ok the is bull !!! It's Madonna ,so look it up !!!
you are very right . . . people are so negative nothing good to say to others like they are perfect . . .or better than whom they hated!
you're right. we don't particularly like her. so what?
ummm... no, she's not. Elvis, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Elton John all have many more record sales than Mariah
Madonna over 300milion the most from a women.This year she will bring in over $500million
I can't stand this woman!!! Yet another reason not to watch Idol.
I think Mariah made a HUGE mistake doing Idol. I'm not sure it's worth whatever they are paying her. The show is on the decline, Mariah has a history of instability and appearing on TV in the Idol format would highlight any abnormal behavior. She just doesn't need the scrutiny that a show like A.I. will bring. I think she will regret it at the end of the day. She is an awesome songwriter, but I think she should find another way to help aspiring singers/songwriters.
Rumor has it that randy jackson is transitioning from judge to mentor. Who's your pick for two more judges?
I'm not in2 the show that much to even try and think about it .
OK, Mariah is pop, so for a little R&B I'd go with Smokey Robinson and ya always need some rock so I'd go with Dee Snider, (mostly because I think he'd be a good judge, I mean, there's others I'd pick first but they seem far-fetched like Eric Clapton or David Coverdale).
The show is becoming a joke any way... Some that have won ya never see again.
They better get Randy off the judge's table, too. Great guy, lousy judge. Always has been. And if they put both Mariah AND Randy as judges, the credibility of the show is practically gone because Randy is Mariah's manager. He needs to go. Fresh start with all new judges. Something they've needed for years, except for Simon Cowell. He was great. Always said what the viewers (at least most of them) were thinking. Idol needs judges who will be totally and completely direct and honest. None of the bullcrap, cliche nice comments ala Steven and JLo. Steven thought everyone was great and although JLo made gave some crticisms once in awhile, it was way too rare. And Randy turned into a Simon wannabe... trying to be the tough guy after 10 yrs of being a clueless wimp. Haha.
Randy is the BEST judge. Only one with musical knowledge and common sense. Mariah is going to be such a benefit to the show with all her talent. Hope she doesn't quit after 2 years like the rest. Glad Simon is gone...he is mean and useless.
It doesn't matter what age Mariah is. She is indeed one of the greatest singers, that can actually sing. I love you J.Lo, but you can't sing!!! It is time for America to get some true talent and not be blinded by physical appearances. Welcome Mariah. Your voice is remarkable and I am pretty sure that you can recognize true talent when you see and or hear it.
Stephen, your assumption of what I said was that the rich don't want to pay their fair share is incorrect, I just stated that she will now have sufficient funds to pay her fair share, whetehr it is more than buffet's secretary or not. You do bring a good point when in reality Obama has been stressing thie point for quite some time that the rich are not paying their fair share. So who would you rather believe me , some knucklehead blogging or the President.
At least this judge has a decent voice. Never been a big fan of Carey or Idol, but I must say this is a step in the right direction. Now the only thing left is to do is replace that creepy 70 year old pedohile that hit on every cute teen contestant. Tyler....What a weirdo!
Oh great, another clueless pop 40 genre singer who will no doubt be one-sided for the throngs of clone pop 40 singers who will no doubt try to impress her and the other hacks with their stupid vocal acrobatics and fake personalities. Gonna make this show even lamer than it is now, goodbye Idol, your epitaph awaits!
her 1 year salary puts her way up in the top 1% of those evil rich people , how much money will she pay in taxes or donations to help out the Prez?
You assume everyone who rakes in millions wants to horde it all and avoid paying their fair share of taxes. The President himself has said he is in this bracket and, along with the likes of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, believes he should pay at least as much in taxes as Warren's secretary.
Here's what Idol needs: Put Jimmy Aldine at the judges' table and let the 'guest' mentors do the mentoring. Jimmy's the bomb and will do a better job than any of the idol judges ever did..(excluding Simon, who always told it like it was).
LIKE THIS COMMENT IF YOU THINK JIMMY SHOULD BE A JUDGE!!!
Don't know who Jimmy Aldine is, but Jimmy Iovine with an i is the head of Interscope Records and is the musical producer of the show. And yes, he does know the music business better than anyone on the show.
I though Mariah had retired. Are folks still watching idol?
Ratings will be much better then last season. quarterly earnings will rise and be strong for long time.
The queen can keep up. sure she could do do it.
great voice, saves her money. she deserves the gig
happy to see her again she's a total professional
I think she will make a great judge!! She a great Singer and a really pretty lady!! If people don't like it they just shouldn't watch it or go there!! Congratulations Carey. I love you
After reading the comments, I have to agree–just because she's sold 100 million copies or so, and has posted more #1 songs than any single act in history–is that any reason Mariah Carey should be a judge on Idol? After all, she hasn't had a hit in the last 3 weeks, and of course being over 30 means her brain has rotted and she couldn't possibly offer any insight to the carbon-copy musical geniuses who appear on idol these days! Get someone like the one-hit wonders Idol has produced over the last 2 or 3 years. I'm sure Kelly or Carrie wouldn't do–they're 30 or so as well! Come on, bloggers–wake up!!
BTW, considering having Aretha Franklin as a judge? This isn't an all-you-can-eat contest at Krystal, this is supposed to be a talent show, but since Aretha Franklin is neither talented or relevant I can definitely feel the show execs working. The last time Aretha was relevant was when the USA just finished the Civil War.
And Adam Lambert? The guy/gal couldn't even sing when 'it' made an appearance on the show this season. It must be a prerequisite that judges must be annoying, past their prime, and completely devoid of musical talent.
And, would someone kick Ryan Seacrest in the face, please? What is the appeal with that freak?
You are an idiot. Aretha Franklin talentless? Not relevant? You need to bone up on your musical history. AFs contributions to the music industry are unprecedented. Her amazing voice and unerring musical sense have done more for that industry, not to mention African Americans and women in general in that industry, than Mariah Carey could ever hope to achieve. If you enjoy pop music, that is your business, but you should know your facts about history before posting instead of making statements like this and looking foolish.
wow. people like you make the world such a nicer place. if you were to be advertising on a dating site your top qualities sound like; opinionated, mean and nasty.
American Idol has been done for years. They're the Brett Favre of TV shows, and they should simply retire the show instead of always trying to reinvent it with different judges all the time. Besides, J-Blow and Steven Tyler shamelessly used the show to promote their own garbage/videos so that the focal point wasn't the new talent, but themselves. Add to the fact that Jimmy Iovine is older than dirt, and is the only one out of all of them who is consistent... consistently wrong. Has that guy been right about anything or anyone? He's as much a fraud as J-Lo, Tyler, and Randy Jackson.
Tell Randy that the 1980's called and that they want all their over-used cliches back. That whole 'dawg' thing is dumb and makes him look even dumber than he normally appears.
If they want a true judge, they should bring in Judge Judy. That loud-mouthed, self-important codger would be a nice addition. Between her, Carey, and Jackson, they wouldn't be able to agree or disagree on anyone, plus we would get Judy's wit and wisdom that you can usually only find at Thursday Night Church Bingo.
Mariah isn't "blessed"; she's hackneyed and finished, but she's a great role model for young girls everywhere who can't decide whether or not to go crazy, marry a rich flash in the pan, and dress in clothes that are reserved for babies and toddlers.
Bye bye, Idol. Simon got out while the getting was good. Simon: the only good judge that show ever had.
The Queen of Soul expressed interest in being a judge and Idol decided to go with this twit instead??? Could this show get any worse?!
Mariah as judge? Helloooooooooooo.
Good God you have hit rock bottom. Self absorbed bimbo who can't sing, great choice, NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!
See ya later AI IDIOTS
If Mariah Carey can't sing then Michael Phelps can't swim. Can't believe some of these comments!
Bleck! I now have an open slot on my dvr. No way do I even want to record the show. She might sing ok, but she's a bimbo – worse than JLo/ Bye bye Idol
She is probably ok, but that means her zombie hubby will have to be on the show too as if he has any talent...
Blah! This show is so done and over with. Time to put it to rest. Just what the show needs, a stuck up Diva snob who probably hasn't written one of her songs in decades. Just bring on Adam Lambert or Charlie Sheen and kill it for good.
I agree, Adam Lambert is my deal breaker. I have been watching for many years. There is a reason is was not chosen as the American idol.
Jebus. u need to bow to Foamy the Squirrel. learn who the true master is. Bow or face the SQUIRRELLY WRATH!! btw good choice for judge
wow. I havent thought of foamy in like ten yrs. to YouTube I go. Lol
This to cnn I just want say 3tin dat I knw well, she is just
Awesome choice - finally a born & bred singer/songwriter!
I enjoy eating while I poop. I feel that I maintain equilibrium by doing so.
Thanks Idol for a decade of memories. Its time to break up now.
I'm very excited to see Mariah. She IS talent. Over? Seriously? Dream on. Those pipes will never be outdated. She is beautiful and inspirational. Shame on those who would attempt to bash such a blessed entertainer.
I'm a fan of the "old" Mariah Carey music. I'm really disappointed that American Idol keeps hiring "almost washed up, looking for a 2nd career jump start" artists as amateur talent judges. JLo and Steven Tyler used American Idol to further their own careers, they weren't that interested in the talent on the stage. Mariah Carey is a talented singer, but, her time is OVER just like JLo's time is done. No one in American Idol's target demographic of 18-34 has any interest and watching mid-aged women gyrate in 1-piece sparkly catsuits, shaky post-baby hips.
I'm offically NOT watching American Idol anymore. I only watched about 2 episodes last season, I'm sure it will be less this time around. But, good luck Mariah....
Her existance is as fake as her marriage.
Mariah Carey......really? Such a diva. Love Nick Cannon; can't stand her. Will definiitely NOT tune in.
Give Mariah a chance. She has some serious musicality going on. I think she has experience she can draw from to get these young stars on their way. I'm really glad she's coming. Hoping she would. She's better than JLo. They wanted JLo for the Latin / Hispanic audiences. Steve Tyler was there for entertainment. He was drunk or drugged most of the time. HE didn't belong. Going to really watch IDOL now. Sorry haters!!!!!
Is that show still on??
I thinks he will be a great judge but more than anything I would love for them to bein back one of their own successful idol winners like Kelly or Carrie to judge for a season!!!! I can't believe they haven't yet
Let's ask Adele to be a judge too. Yo yo yea!
mariah will fit in the project – it should all calm down for mariah soon. ha.
I'm Charlie Sheen, and I'm your next 'Idol' judge. Get ready, because this total rock star from Mars is bringing the gnarly gnarlington to Idol in January!
Can't Wait !!! Love Charlie :-)
I think it is amazing to have the one and only Mariah on Idol as a fan I am super excited!!!! She is the real deal it will be amazing.
I agree. She's really great and I think she's calmed down alot since married with kids. She'll bring alot to the table. I like her, not just her music.
She's a niggg lover . And it's been said she's not going to be on the gay idol.
I think she will do just great, but she has to be able to articulate herself very well which Jlo really did well.
What channel is this show on? Carey is cute!!
I will officially NOT be watching Idol now.
they are fixated thats for sure.
Pat Benetar would definately be a good fit for the Indian
Lost in the eighties....guilty.....robin zander or joan jett.....how about doro pesch or bruce dickinson????? ted nugent or tommy shaw????
She must be color blind
Definitely Bruce Dickinson!!!! Iron Maiden is the best \m/ \m/!
Don't forget Leif Garrett – Lol
I wonder who the 3rd judge will be? I wish they would change the voting on that show, tho. It seems unfair, ya know?
Just my opinion....Pat Benatar and Ric Ocasek would be a way better choice....How about John Waite or Richard Marx??? Now these are ROYAL talents in the music business...
How about cancelling that lame program?????!!! NO ONE wathced Idol any more. Jumped the Shark years ago.
Yes Richard Marx....great talent singer and songwriter. While most think he is a "has been" he continues to write songs that top the charts in New Country. He also knows the business end and behind the glass, started as a backup singer. He also worked with Randy before, though on his weakest album.
he net worth is over 250mil what's yours. she does not blow her money either...to have that at 43 years old she doesn't blow the bucks..good job M
I love mariah carey and she still has the pipes. I said good luck
& just when you thought the ship wouldn't sink, along comes the iceberg...
certainly not a judge selection that encourages me to watch Idol. Tyler and J Lo were people I've enjoyed listening to for years....Mariah Carey is someone I've seen more in tabloids than have heard her songs...i'm sure i'd recognize them...but not something i'd ever seek out...so for me this is not a positive step (Britney would have appealed to me more)
but just one persons opinion...wish her best of luck
Easiest way to determine if a celebrities career is over? They become a judge on a reality show.
I tend to agree, but twenty million plus is a great way to go.
Someone just commented why not bring back some idol greats to be judges, like Carrie or Kelly. Your comment would say that they should not because that would mean these two are at the end.
Is she gonna lipsync her comments
for the people who have so much to say on blogs, why don't they say this stuff to who they are suppose to say it to.
reminder: anyone who threatens that they have your ip address keep a note of it and call your company to alert them of the threat
good job mariah, glad to see you back
Well, it's about they pick a true and great singer to host. Paula Abdul and J.Lo are entertainers – not singers.
BEST. DECISION. EVER.
Now AI will finally die its proper death.
Mariah Carey is more than twice the talent than Lopez could ever hope to be and should make north of $40M! Lopez is way overrated and her talent deserved no more than playing Selena . . . oops forgot her last name . . . almost 20 yrs ago.
Sgscherrer you too have failed to bow to the almighty Jebus Christ. Eternal suffering awaits
Ok sure sure !!! Ass munch....
she will eat the losers.... BEWARE!
I really want to see Aretha Franklin – talk about a legend...and bringing a different point of view – DUMP RANDY!! How about Nigel on the panel like on SYTYCD? Or Clive or one of the behind the scene guest mentors? I love having Jimmy around – whether mentor or judge, just be sure he's still involved.
THIS IS AWESOME. I love Mariah, I might actually watch this now.
EWWWWWWWWW... my idol days are over now for sure !!!
Good – who needs your sorry a$$ anyhow.........
I stopped watching Idol 6 seasons ago .....I'm back baby, MARIAH I'm yours. Finally a judge that actually SINGS, they needed someone with talent, not pretend JELL-o or Paula high-on-dul
Sure she can sing. She ain't gonna like this gig. Should be interesting for a few minutes.
she sure is one 'stinkin' rich 'pig'
Well atleast she can sing . She will be sweet yet she has credentials – good for her. Easy money for her .
Idol has "Jumped the Shark".
awwwwwwwwwww shaddup.......... moron. Such OLD LAME retorts.
where is Em when u need him!somebody call eminem!
I love Eminem! But I'm sure he's busy with his music career, unlike the judges on AI.
Charlie and Paula would raise the ratings through the roof. Great theatre.
Who wants to watch it with this pit judging it? Idol, you have no idea how many viewers you just lost.
Supposed to say "pig" not "pit"...
Actually, most people think she is pretty hot. I'd love to see you and compare her to you. You really wanna spread that negativity around? It makes you sound UGLY inside and out.
Ok she can sing great but she sucks at interviews and bad with communication.
Eminem would be the perfect choice for third judge!
Now that would be interesting ...
Show has struggled for quite sometime. This is one of its last gasp of life. No pun but the fat lady is warming up....
American Idol would increase their ratings if they'd start having the female judges (not including Justin Bieber) do the show in the nude. I for one would keep hoping for those standing ovations.
It's just sad some great stars are doing this for $$$ and to help their career.
What is so sad. Good for them, they worked hard to get where they are at and whether Fox thinks they're worth it doesn't really matter cuz they're writing the checks. I just don't understand when people say things like this. Singers are selling a product, their voice and personality. Mariah has both, plus she's eye candy. Be happy for her, she's not taking anything away from anyone else.
Ok see they are doing it kuze of a stand still career so just think about it.
CHAR-LIE! CHAR-LIE! CHAR-LIE! CHARLIE!
Mariah Scary....par for the course, this program is going down hill and has been since Simon left...
Agreed! I stopped watching the show after Simon left. He was the most honest judge AI has ever had.
I love Mariah so I'm looking forward to seeing her. You just gotta give her a chance.
She"s a little weird but she sure as hell can sing. What pipes!
I would rather see real, big time talent scouts as judges with maybe only one current performing star on the panel for input from that angle. Stars don't hire, they perform. I think the "talent" would prefer getting critiqued by the ones that are going to actually buy what they have to offer. Just sayin...
When will the 'salary (greed) bubble' bust. No one deserves these exhorbitant salaries!
Please take an economics course. This type of basic misunderstanding is poisoning our country and making it difficult to fix our real problems.
Good choice! Finally a judge with real vocal ability!
This will be the first year i will watch idol thanks to mariah
Now here is a singer / musical personality that really can help immensely with someone's new career! I think she will be nice but honest to contestants. If she hangs more than one year though I'd be surprised.
ron g you have failed to bow down to Jebus. you are going to feel the wrath. You have come to your judgement and now you suffer at the hands of Jebus Christ!
Jebus , I think you need to move on to the Batman movie killings. Kuze your as sick as that guy was.
ahhh .... the sound of the last coffin nail
I can't think of a more self serving person to an Idol judge. J Lo was the real deal; Mariah, not so much. She may have a set of chops, but her demeanor and lewd clothing make her one of the least sincere people in the business. Idol has just lost a viewer, I'm afraid
I love her lewd clothing. She has nice boobies
You did see J.Lo's very inappropriate videos of herself didn't you?
Well, I don't usually respond to these things, but your comment literally shocks me. I didn't know anyone in the world would actually compare the actress Jennifer Lopez with the international SuperDiva singing sensation Mariah Carey. When it comes to taking advice on how to become a successful performing musician, it's like asking George Clooney instead of Mick Jagger. Seriously... You don't have to like Mariah's style to acknowledge her freakish-ly otherworldly vocal abilities. I mean no offense to JLo, but she reminds me of milk toast.. or a decaf sugarfree vanilla latte. Mariah Carey is THE reason many young women shamelessly attempt to hit those crazy high notes – in fact, jLo was probabaly listening to Mariah for TEN YEARS before she was able to even release her first album! .. It is important to give credit where credit is due – and to remember that jenny from the block got nothin on mc's emotions!!! i think i wanna go try out on American Idol now, just because Mariah will be there :)
Mariah is a great choice and I'm glad she agreed to do the show. Not only has she been through some life experiences, but she's kept reputation upright. She can talk about the do's and the don'ts of the performances AND of the industry and do it with personal, substantiating knowledge.
I decided to pass on being a judge. As usual Mariah comes after me.
madonna, jlo no talents. Mariah can really sing and hold a tune. Not an idol but will check it out for her. Go mimi!
Madonna no talent ? Hahaha she has so much $$$ she don't need a job like that.It would be a wast of her time.
J-Lo was better than Paula and Kelly. Not sure if Mariah can be better judge but it will be interesting to watch. Actually, Steven Tyler was funny but did not add much as a judge. I'm not a big country fan myself, but I kind of like the Garth Brooks idea....
I think the judge turnover thing is simply the new direction Idol is going. I think it is intentional and smart, fresh faces and star attraction. Some People may not like Mariah personally or her vocal style, but if you think she is not talented or not a star you're an idiot.
Great Choice....Mariah Carey is one of the Best....I think she will do great. And to all those who said they won't watch. So what....lots said that with JLO and the show survived. U go MeMe..u got this girl.
jebus ur a moron.....the best part of u ran dwn ur mother`s leg!!!!!
You will now pay for your choices. Bow down to me or else. I am Jebus Christ!
OMG. So when is HER new album coming out?
JLo had hers
Aerosmith/Steven had theirs
All these has beens do is use AI to promote themselves
and it works like a charm!!!! haha woo woo!
mammy ur retarded!!!!!
Why does CNN block my opinion
I am Jebus Christ bow down to fear or face the wrath of Jebus
So glad Madonna has so much $$$,fans and talent she does not have to stupe to that kind of job
Mariah is also very wealthy and a great choice for a judge. Better than Madonna.
Oh please... Madonna has more so get over it ...
I love boobies
I agree as long as I can stare at them. I will watch the show
I would rather watch Mrs.Tyler and Mrs.Racist.
i never watched the fixed garbage....who cares!!!!!
Show is definitely going downhill from here on. Why carey? Must have really been in trouble.
She gives me the creeps! I won't be watching this season. Too bad. It WAS a good show.
once again cnn is blocking my opinion on this site
once again cnn is blocking my opinion
Garth Brooks..... please save American idol! He is a true superstar and idol.
I don't even watch Idol and I had the thought of Garth Brooks the other day. Don't listen to country music either. Wow, I just realized how desperately I need to get a life.
I had no idea she was doing so poorly in her career. Very sad indeed.
Definetly great diva love her she's the best choice jlo was to but as she has to move on but please we have kids watching tv no gays please ban this country should stop this now to have judges as gay Adam and all they should move to an island where they won't hurt are society that's an embarassmant every show now gas gay people this world will end soon
Im confused by these silly comments. I don't watch idol for the judges. I watch for talent. Duh
What is with the gay bashing comments?I'm not gay, but found your comments inappropriate, irrelevant to subject at hand, illiterate and hurtful to many good people. You're the one who should move to an island. What an ignoramus.
REALLY??? Why does anyone think this lady has talent?? Has anyone at American Idol ever watched her perform?? I've been a loyal Idol watcher, but I'm done!! It's been a great run Idol, but I think with Mariah you're done too!!
Cindy, you wouldn't know talent if it jumped up and slapped you in the face.
Loyal Idle watcher ? That's really sad !!!
finally someone who knows good talent because she has good talent!
finally they got a actual singer with a great voice! i think i will start watching it now too lol!
And it will be all about her, and her boobs.
Who really cares who the judges are..focus on the talent not the judges..
OK, it's official. Unless the 3rd judge is a country mega-star with some experience under his/her belt, I'm done with Idol. Done.
Nobody cares if you watch or not. Is Mariah not a big enough star for you? Does she not have enough qualifications? She is one of the biggest singing idols ever. Who could they possibly get that would meet your approval?
Are u people real. U really believe steven tyler and j los career would have been in limbo with out idol. Where the hell have u morons been? Ugh they sure the hell didnt get where they are sittin on their asses. And they both have new music and videos out. Dont hate them 4 their success
I think it was a very smart PR move on her part. She gets paid big bucks and she gets a career kicker for her new album coming out! Bravo Mariah, bravo!
Mariah who? Oh yeah, she sold a ton of records 15 years ago but no one can name any of her songs today. She's the singer who can hold a steady note so she needs to shake her voice all around in an attempt to cover up this flaw. She's the most over-rated woman in the business. If you don't believe me, just watch the show go even further in the toilet. Watching Mariah is about as interesting as watching paint dry and she helps me answer that age old question, would you rather be blind or deaf? If Mariah is singing than deaf! Definately deaf!
Your HUGE jealousy wrinkles are showing, you should do something about that! And you should also do some research because she still has number one albums hitting the charts, last one was 2009 or 2010 which if you can do math (which I wouldn't be suprised if you can't) was not 15 years ago. So keep on hateing, lol! Cause Mariah is sittin up in her giant mansion taking money baths and wipping her butt with 100 dollar bills! lol you have to go to the dollar store for your tp! hahahaha
Mariah has more talent in her pinky toe than you do in a thousand lifetimes. I am a singer/musician for a living and people like you with no talent bagging on people like Mariah crack me up. Those that can't rag on those that can out of jealousy I guess.
How many #1 songs have you had?
I stopped watching American Idol with Jennifer Lopez as a judge. I will start watching again with Mariah Carey as a judge. Mariah is a true talent and doesn't bring negative publicity. (ie.,dating a much younger man while still married)She is a great choice!
I started, again, with Jennifer Lopez. Now I will, ABSOLUTELY, stop watching with Mariah.
A great music producer and songwriter like Babyface would be a great fit for the show. People with actual musical talent. Mariah will add value and give good insight with her music background.
Idol is fading....and fast. If they are stupid enough to hire Mariah then they deserve to be gone. Mariah is deperate and so is Idol. I can see it all now. She will act cute and diva-like, then cry and say how hard it is to let people go. Then perform a few numbers that she just happens to have ready and then she will launch her new album, thanks to all the exposure. Then in a season or two she too will be gone "to explore other options". Idol originally was about the contestants, now it's just junk.
You are so right! I give her one..MAYBE two seasons, then she's gone. She's using Idol the same way J-Lo and Tyler did. Idol is so tired and boring now...why won't they just kill it!?
Idol is still the same as it always was. They go around looking for young singing talent. They pool the best 150 together and then trim it down as they go until there is only one left. The fans vote to keep or get rid of people. The judges are there just to pick the talent and then America trims down the final 20 as always. The judges are there mostly as entertainment and to give their opinions. Saying Idol is good or bad in different years because of the judges is silly. I will say I enjoyed the show more after Simon left. I don't enjoy watching him belittle the contestants. That is rude.
YUCK..she's so icky. Seriously was there no one else? She's so self absorbed.
I think she will be great.
Why do people still watch this show? Every year is just a popularity contest, it has nothing to do with singing talent.
Um yeah, thats why they call it american idol. You honestly ever thought it was about the best singer? Even the JUDGES tell them that.. over and over... you got to get votes. You have to make them like you. Duh. When you are doing covers, its STILL about the persona. Plenty of great singers have come through there, and their original material comes out terrible. Dont care how good you sing, if your songs suck, forget it. Its always been a popularity contest. Still a great show.
This is going to be fun. JLO was dull.
she's perfect, she's as crazy as Paula Abdul.
i dont kno what the h*ll is yalls problem dissin on mariah carey. She is a great singer and is amazing. I deffaintly think she qualifys to be a judge on american idol. Afterall it is american idol (were you find americas new talent) dont you think the judges of the show should b someone thats had experience in the industry and knows what there talkin bout and not some complete knockoff idiot!? Congrats to mariah!!
Ashley, you need to take a grammar/spelling class.
It will be great to see a judge who many of the contestants try to duplicate . Finally a true American idol as a judge. Not only can Mariah sing she writes and co produces her own music what more can you ask for. Plus she's hated by many so that in itself will make all the haters watch. Great move by American idol, I will be watching for sure.
Finally a judge with actual talent! No more wanna-be's!!
I hope they get an honest judge in there. Haven't really had sombody since Simon tell enough people that they suck. Seems like we have a bunch of Paulas out there (i.e., everyone is great). Also that is what makes the show interesting.
The show is definitely going downhill. I wasn't really thrilled wtih JLo but Steven Tyler saved what was left of the show. He was pretty funny. I have no interest at all in watching the show with Maria Carey. In terms of diva, she makes JLo look like Mother Theresa. I might watch a show or two just for yucks but otherwise, I just have no interest. The show is over.
Couldn't agree more. I would venture they will see at least a 20% drop in ratings, probably more.
I think Mariah is an excellent choice. Talented, has been in the business for 20+ years, beautiful with a personality. What more could you want?
I think it's a great match. I'd watch regardless. I'm not a huge fan of her type of music, but I love her voice. I'm intrigued to see how she is as a judge.
I read today that Idol execs are possibly interested in having a whole new panel each year, saying how their top choice of judges are busy high profile people who will need to move on, like J.Lo, Steven, or Ellen.
I thought they were going to announce Fred Willard as the new judge. He's out of a job and would like to see all the Idol hopefuls, especially the girls.
Mariah Carey hyping herself again, I see.
Carey has played the game of trying to make herself seem popular as well as anyone else. What Carey doesn't mention whenever she trumpets the number of #1 singles she's had is that a large percentage of those singles made it to the top by her deep discounting the physical product to ridiculous prices like 39 cents because record charts are partly based upon total sales rather than dollar amounts. Her record company lost money on each sale. How many of you can sing along to such big money losing singles like "Don't Forget About Us", "Touch My Body" and "We Belong Together"?
So, since Mariah made the decision (again for self-promotion and ego) to sell her records for a loss one could make the argument that Mariah Carey is the least popular singer of all time.
I won't be watching Idol this year with this shameless hypester on board.
good decsion she has more talent then JLO will ever have and she has proven herself for the last 20+ years..plus she has made history as being the only judgeon the show who can actually hold a note
Joseph-Mariah will never be as talented or as pretty as JLO-American Idol needs to go away-it has been limping along-pathetically-for five years now...
RANDY'S GONNA MAKE A PILE OF MONEY ON THIS: HIS OWN SALARY, PLUS HIS CUT OF MARIAH'S, AS HE'S HER MANAGER.
A star was born because of their producer. Get producers on the show, not Stars. I'm not saying Carey cannot sing, she can out-sing 98 percent of the population knowing her background, but a person like Clive Davis, Babyface, Dr.Luke, Stargate... They may be or look boring but if you want quality singers coming out of that idol pool, then these people are the star makers.
Mariah is a great talent in her own right but I don't think she can bring Idol back to the old days, it's just run it's course.
Mariah is so annoying. America will get tired of her so quickly!
Sadly, I agree
YAY!! I still won't be watching it.
How could they afford her? As for idol itself, I think they need a name change.
Only an idiot would deny that Mariah Carey isn't qualified to do this job based on her know how of the music business and her longevity which at 42 already surpasses most. She has how many hits? All the judges did last year was compliment everyone in fear of hurting anyones feelings. It was the worst group of talent since I starting watching 6 years ago. The Xfactor's top 10 was so much more talented. I downloaded one song from American Idol. I downloaded about 20 from Xfactor. The other problem is the voting system. Is it any clue that the most talented rarely win when you have a bunch of teenagers texting based on charisma or looks over talent as many times as they want? I always wonder who would win if it was a one person one vote show and just how many votes that would be.
N ppl that r that concerned about celebrity judges that already make bank- more ridiculous! Lol
Yawn. Mariah Carey hasn't been relevant in years.
Let this show die plz
lol i agree
This is yucky. Guess I won't be watching next season.
I think she is over rated, plus she looks like she has issues. Wonder what they are paying her.......no i don't think she is the right one and Adam is not the right one too...............
Hhhhmmmm thought american idol was about unfound talent....... Not the judges. Cause doesnt america vote?? Yep- thought so....
America only votes AFTER the judges decide who the top 24 are.
Shouldn't you have to have talent to be a talent Judge? Might as well have Victoria Beckham. Equally lacking in talent as MC!
I'd rather have Mariah over Adam Lambert. If he becomes judge, I never watch again, and neither will half of the south
Oh please. You're ridiculous.
Why, because he's gay?
Ace88-the south will watch what theyre told to-just like they vote how theyre told, listen to preachers like theyre told, eat fattening food like theyre told...etc
All this hostility (read: bitter envy). The woman has been on the chart for two decades, knows the business inside and out, and can't be any worse at expressing her opinion than Randy Jackson, yet all you envious whiners feel the compulsion to come on here and complain, complain, complain. How pathetic are your lives like that this is how you spend even five minutes of your free time? Wow.
Agreed! Mariah can sing circles around most of these so-called "star singers" of today. Good choice for AI.
Why are you spending your free time typing this?
That is a wonderful news. I love Mariah!!!
While I'm not a huge fan of her music, Mariah Carey is a seasoned pro in terms of music, vocals, stage presence and the ability to entertain. And, she's worked closely with Randy Jackson on her past albums...so my guess is that if he stays, they should probably complement each other. I do think that if it weren't for Idol, J-Lo's career would have remained in neutral. I think that even Steven Tyler and Aerosmith got a bit of a "bump" in popularity as a result of Idol. Steven really surprised me with his gentle and encouraging nature...I developed a greater respect for him and his music as a result of his appearance on the show.
What I've always liked about Randy Jackson is that he is a music business insider...and despite his repeated "buzz phrases," he really does know the business. However, my guess is that J-Lo will see her career go into a dormant stage in the near future...she definitely got a "bump" as a result of Idol. It even landed her a few endorsement deals (Kohl's) that she probably wouldn't have gotten otherwise.
Should be interesting to see who else they tap for the third judge, assuming that Randy Jackson sticks around.
While Mariah has a great voice (she didn't get where she's at now if she didn't! So YES, she DOES have talent and knows music!), I hope she can be articulate in her critique like Jennifer was. That was what I loved about Jenny being a judge. She was very, very supportive and kind in her critiique. Something that goes a long way. No need to bash someone (I'm talking about the ones that CAN sing! NOT the idiots that audition that sound like nails on a chalkboard) just because they had a "bad night" and their performance wasn't up to par. I think Mariah will bring a lot to the table IF she can bring her ability to express like she can in her music. Otherwise, she won't last either.
I agree Dave. A lot of negative comments here, but mostly from trolls who would complain about anything from their mom's basement. But you're right, Mariah & Randy's history should play well if he remains, which I hope he does.
And the best part about her joining Idol, is that it's a slap in the face to Simon Cowell and his X-factor! He tried in vane to get her, but no luck! Anytime Simon gets publicly insulted, which this is, it's a good day!
She's not 43; she's 42. Regardless of her age, I don't think she can save this show. Not that the show has gotten worse, but all the compelling success stories have played out time and again to the point where they're overly predictable.
As if Steven and J-Lo were not bad enough, ughhhhh the train has just wrecked. American Idol's days are number. Will not watch this train wreck.
Done with American Idol if Mariah is a judge...some names were being thrown around that sounded interesting, but the show has been steadily going downhill. Randy is great and so is Steven, but this addition brings nothing to the table and if Steven leaves it is over. Randy can't pull the weight of three.
Everyone needs to put their pride aside and give up on Idol....The Voice is tons better and more entertaining anyways....you Idol fans just seem to stick with it because its on fox
Steven was great? I dunno what show you were watching. In his two years, he probably said 3 interesting and helpful things. Howard Stern has done more in 5 shows of AGT than Steven did in 2 years.
I think her talent will be one of the greatest contributor to American Idol. I will certainly watch!
Mariah is an amazing vocalist. I don't care for her new stuff, but her old stuff is unmatcable. Her new stuff is too much rap and not using her vocal talents. However, when she reqally sings it is truly amazing. What a range!!!!!!!! Will watch just because if her.
My gosh people sure do keep up with their daily dose of hateraide and their hypocrisy! If you guys could get away with charging 40 million or so to a network just for showing up, I am more than POSITIVE you would! lol so get off that lame pedestal that you have yourself on and get over it!
That's the final nail in the Idol coffin. I watched from day one, but not anymore. What a mistake... I guess the Idol producers believes Mariah's self-severing hype.
Simply put The Voice>American Idol.....
What about ME!!???!!! I can slip a nip with the best of them. My old creeky nip.
So much horrible news & stories on TV that I REALLY enjoy FLUFF. American Idol is FLUFF and I love to watch it. I HOPE this is NOT the last season. I think Mariah Carey will do great – she can really sing and thus should be a great judge.
The show has sucked for years. I'm pretty sure she is only doing this for the payday....Idol is a fast sinking ship so why come on now except for the $$$.
Ditto . . I won't watch now!!
Worst decision Idol has ever made !! And we all thought it made no sense to hire Ellen?
It will be fun! Mariah is great – so what if the is a diva? It adds to the act!
I think she'll be great. She's a super star and an excellent singer. Good luck!
Comment worthy? Oh wait...
@SoljaGirl: Ah, there it is! The alternative version of the inane "Who cares?" post. Thank you for affirming that the id!ots are still alive and well (and posting) out there. And, now, the standard response: "you clicked and commented, so YOU care." You nit.
YEAH. I respect her way more than J-Ho and at least she has talent. Can't wait to watch!!!!
That's it. I have to stop watching now.
Thanks – I definitely won't watch anymore now.
She is the most ungrateful woman on the planet. She is probably going to make twice what the others make and she will be the most difficult to work with. I won't be watching.
Yeah the show is gonna go down! Only because I am sure she is charging them over 50 million to be on the show! Thank god, now that stupid show will finally get cancelled from going bankrupt! Good for you Mariah! ;op
Here it is, the last season for idol. This chick is going to take it down.
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