Mariah Carey is on board as one of the new American Idol judges. For a cool $18 million per year.
And just days after this announcement was made official, Fox came out with the first promotional picture of its new panelist. She doesn’t exactly look thrilled to have the gig, does she?
Still, no one can debate Carey’s credentials. She has sold over 200 million records worldwide and is responsible for more number-one singes than any solo artist in history.
The questions now surrounding Season 12, which executives hope will be a major bounce back from a grossly disappointing Season 11 in the ratings game:
- Will Randy Jackson return?
- Will Brad Paisley join Mariah as a judge?
- Will a non-white male who does not play the guitar actually win/
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Mariah Carey Poses for First American Idol Promotional Photo