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Fox wasted no time replacing one of their two empty chairs at “American Idol’s” judges panel. The network announced at the Television Critics Association press tour in Hollywood on Monday that Mariah Carey will be joining the singing competition for season 12.
“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,’ ” Mariah Carey said in a statement. “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.”
Mariah’s one year contract is reportedly worth $12 million.