It’s confirmed! Jennifer Lopez is out and Mariah Carey is in.
Kevin Reilly announced today that Carey will be the new judge for season 12 of American Idol at the TV Critics Association Summer Press tour in Beverly Hills. That means there will be one less DIVA available to judge a singing competition.
“I’m so excited to be joining ‘Idol.’ I wanted to be there today and I wish I could’ve been there myself to tell you,” Carey said via phone after Reilly called her on speaker. “It happened really quickly. I can’t wait to get started in a couple months. Everybody have a great TCA and I will see you in January.”
Rumours are already swirling about whether Carey will be a handful. According to TMZ, sources said Carey was a nightmare to work with when she was a guest judge in 2008.
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