It’s Official: Mariah Carey is New American Idol Judge

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Mariah Carey has officially signed on as a new “American Idol” judge for next season.

FOX confirmed on Monday that Carey has joined the singing competition, filling one of the seats vacated by Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.

The “Fantasy” singer said in a statement, “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.’”

“I can’t wait to channel my creative energy as a part of this show which is a massive global phenomenon.”

As Gossip Cop previously reported, Carey’s deal is said to be worth $17 million.

Are you looking forward to seeing Carey on “American Idol”?

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