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It's Official: Mariah Carey Joins American Idol

Mariah Carey - Escape To Total Rewards At Gotham Hall, New York

23 July 2012

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After several days of intense speculation, Fox announced at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Beverly Hills Monday that Mariah Carey has officially signed on as an American Idol judge for the show’s upcoming 12th season.

“I am so excited to be joining Idol,” Carey shared via a phone call to Fox boss Kevin Reilly, just seconds after he shared the news with the TCA crowd. “I wanted to be there today and I wish I could have been there myself to tell you. I can’t wait to get started in a couple months.”

Idol‘s executive producer Nigel Lythgoe weighed in on the very public search for new judges after a TCA press tour panel for fellow Fox reality program So You Think You Can Dance. “I would like to see the judges change every year. It’s horrible to be in this position where you guys [in the press] are asking, ‘Who’s it going to be?’ and there are thousands of names being thrown out,” said Lythgoe. “And it’s unfair on negotiations. You can’t negotiate with somebody in a public marketplace.”

Carey’s addition to the Idol judges’ table comes in the wake of Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler recently annoucning plans to exit Fox’s ratings behemoth after respective two-year stints on the panel. What’s more, Carey’s Idol gig creates something of a competitive conundrum in her own household: Husband Nick Cannon hosts NBC’s category competitor America’s Got Talent, which typically overlaps with Idol for a week or two in May.

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Reply #1 posted 07/23/12 12:17pm

SoulAlive

hmmm

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Reply #2 posted 07/23/12 12:20pm

jillybean

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LOVE her on QVC.

Let the cray-cray begin!!!!

"She made me glad to be a man"
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Reply #3 posted 07/23/12 12:25pm

kitbradley

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I still think she should stay at home with dem babies. However, she would make the perfect judge. Better than Nicki Manageri. What aspiring singer with any dignity and self-respect is going to take advice from her?lol

So congrats to Mimi. I will definately be watching the new season. Curious to find out who Judge #2 is going to be.

"It's not nice to fuck with K.B.! All you haters will see!" - Kitbradley
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Reply #4 posted 07/23/12 12:27pm

Azz

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Might tune in.

The young so educated they never grow old.
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Reply #5 posted 07/23/12 12:28pm

Fury

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How do you say "upgrade" in spanish?

lol
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Reply #6 posted 07/23/12 12:29pm

musicology54

Hopefully this thread tops the war that's going on between mj fans and mj family defenders.
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Reply #7 posted 07/23/12 12:31pm

mookie

Not an actual fan, but I do like her, so i'm ok with this.

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Reply #8 posted 07/23/12 12:36pm

SoulAlive

well,at least she's a "real singer" lol a real singer judging the vocal talents of aspiring singers.What a concept!

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Reply #9 posted 07/23/12 12:45pm

AsherFierce

Someone who can sing, judging wannabe singers? Nah, i'm not down with that. Not watching. bored2

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Reply #10 posted 07/23/12 12:47pm

KCOOLMUZIQ

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That show so fits her.I can see her prancing out in a different costume after every commercial break..

Congrats to Mariah!!! it will be a great comeback it brought J-lo's career out the gutter....

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Reply #11 posted 07/23/12 12:51pm

SoulAlive

they still need to replace Steven Tyler,right? I bet Aretha is waiting by the phone lol

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Reply #12 posted 07/23/12 1:23pm

Musicslave

Although I probably won't be tuning in, I must say that Mariah seems to be perfect for the show. It should also be interesting to see her and Randy interact considering their history together.

I wonder if it's too late to save the show from it's descending trend though. Seems like every year their numbers get lower and lower. I'm sure at first they'll have a huge jump in their ratings but will they be able to keep them?

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Reply #13 posted 07/23/12 1:59pm

SoulAlive

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Congrats to Mariah!!! it will be a great comeback it brought J-lo's career out the gutter...

I agree,this is a good career move for Mariah.It made J-Lo "hot" again.

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Reply #14 posted 07/23/12 2:24pm

Terrib3Towel

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I bet Simon is PISSED. lol
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Reply #15 posted 07/23/12 3:04pm

Shard

Yaaaaassssss!!!!

Finally we have a real singer judging a singing competition lol I will be watching Mimi in action. There will be amazing outfits, over-the-top reactions, honest critiques and most of all, you all KNOW Mariah is going to use this role to promote her upcoming music. She's back cool

Take that X-Factor. Mariah vs. Shitney? No contest. Satan Cowell can weep.

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Reply #16 posted 07/23/12 3:16pm

avasdad

the show has been on a downward slide for years...she wont be able to save it....sorry but true...

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Reply #17 posted 07/23/12 3:19pm

Identity

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Fury said:

How do you say "upgrade" in spanish? lol

Lol!

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Reply #18 posted 07/23/12 3:24pm

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Shard said:

Yaaaaassssss!!!!

Finally we have a real singer judging a singing competition lol I will be watching Mimi in action. There will be amazing outfits, over-the-top reactions, honest critiques and most of all, you all KNOW Mariah is going to use this role to promote her upcoming music. She's back cool

Take that X-Factor. Mariah vs. Shitney? No contest. Satan Cowell can weep.

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Is that really necessary?

FYI WHITNEY shits all over Mariah even in death.

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Reply #19 posted 07/23/12 3:28pm

Identity

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May God bless Whitney's dearly departed soul, but this thread isn't about her.

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Reply #20 posted 07/23/12 3:33pm

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Terrib3Towel said:

Shard said:

Take that X-Factor. Mariah vs. Shitney? No contest. Satan Cowell can weep.

Is that really necessary?

FYI WHITNEY shits all over Mariah even in death.

Why did you assume I was talking about Whitney? Not that it matters, but I'm a fan of her music. I was talking about that non-talent SPEARS, who is the new judge on X-Factor. I wouldn't call Whitney that.

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Reply #21 posted 07/23/12 4:03pm

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Shard said:

Terrib3Towel said:

Is that really necessary?

FYI WHITNEY shits all over Mariah even in death.

Why did you assume I was talking about Whitney? Not that it matters, but I'm a fan of her music. I was talking about that non-talent SPEARS, who is the new judge on X-Factor. I wouldn't call Whitney that.

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Oh ok my apologies.

I too call her Shtney Spears. lol

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Reply #22 posted 07/23/12 4:14pm

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SoulAlive said:

KCOOLMUZIQ said:

Congrats to Mariah!!! it will be a great comeback it brought J-lo's career out the gutter...

I agree,this is a good career move for Mariah.It made J-Lo "hot" again.

For real??? With who?lol

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Reply #23 posted 07/23/12 4:18pm

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Shard said:

Why did you assume I was talking about Whitney? Not that it matters, but I'm a fan of her music. I was talking about that non-talent SPEARS, who is the new judge on X-Factor. I wouldn't call Whitney that.

I was crackin' up when I saw that preview of the X-Factor with Spears having the gall to tell one of the contestants how horrible they sounded.eek I was like, what the fuck? Well, if that ain't the pot talkin' about the kettle!!!lol Simon Cowell has finally hit rock bottom.

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Reply #24 posted 07/23/12 4:43pm

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MARIAH CAREY
Hangs with 'X Factor' Rival
Before Scoring 'Idol' Gig

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Just a day or so before being named the newest "American Idol" judge,Mariah Carey was hanging out with some of her biggest competition ... "X Factor" judge L.A. Reid.

Mimi and L.A. were spotted cruising around the Hamptons together this weekend and sources tell us he was key in convincing her to take the "Idol" gig.

Although they are now on rival TV shows, the music heavyweights go way back as Reid used to be the CEO of Mariah's record label.

At this rate, it won't be long before Mariah and Xtina are palling around town together. Or not.
lol

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Reply #25 posted 07/23/12 4:43pm

Harlepolis

Love Mariah but its a day late and a dollar short. Do people tune in for AI anymore?

I'm more interested in the new album than these news.

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Reply #26 posted 07/23/12 5:33pm

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Terrib3Towel said:

Shard said:

Why did you assume I was talking about Whitney? Not that it matters, but I'm a fan of her music. I was talking about that non-talent SPEARS, who is the new judge on X-Factor. I wouldn't call Whitney that.

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Oh ok my apologies.

falloff falloff falloff

You are hilarious.

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The young so educated they never grow old.
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Reply #27 posted 07/23/12 5:44pm

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All you fucks bashing Britney, we'll see what show smashes when they return on-air.

And they're both on Fox anyway dumbasses. The real competition is The Voice.

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avasdad said:

the show has been on a downward slide for years...she wont be able to save it....sorry but true...

I know. Slipping from the #1 show on TV to #2 behind Sunday Night Football. Not even God can save it!

The point is conceded. Will you defer your motion to allow a commission to explore the validity of your accusations?
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Reply #29 posted 07/23/12 6:14pm

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musicjunky318 said:

All you fucks bashing Britney, we'll see what show smashes when they return on-air.

And they're both on Fox anyway dumbasses. The real competition is The Voice.

Yeah, good luck to The Voice. They're doing two seasons of that a year now! And they are going to introduce spinning chairs to the battle rounds cause that's when the ratings start to go down. Good luck NBC. lol

The point is conceded. Will you defer your motion to allow a commission to explore the validity of your accusations?
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