Mariah Carey Joins American Idol
July 23, 2012 at 12:55 PM (PT)
MARIAH CAREY will join "American Idol" as a new judge next season, FOX TV exec KEVIN REILLY said TODAY (7/23).
The show is still looking for more judges, as CAREY will be one of the replacements for departing judges STEVEN TYLER and JENNIFER LOPEZ.
"It's the biggest recording artist than any of these [singing competition] shows have ever had," REILLY told critics at a press conference in BEVERLY HILLS. "It's an artist many of these contestants have tried to emulate. [The deal] only concluded only hours ago. Not being the only game in town we need to keep things fresh."