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Mariah Carey Joins ‘Idol’


Mariah Carey American Idol

It is official: Mariah Carey is one of the new “American Idol” judges.

After weeks of speculation, Fox announced at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour, today that Mariah Carey has officially signed on as an “Idol” judge for the reality series’ upcoming 12th season.

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

Related: Jennifer Lopez Quits ‘Idol’.

“We are proud to have one of the world’s greatest-ever female singers join our show,” said “American Idol” creator and executive producer Simon Fuller. “Mariah defines the word ‘Idol’ and will inspire every singer that has the honor of performing in front of her.”

Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company calls Mariah Carey “the real deal.” “She has a deep knowledge of music and a career insight that will make her a really amazing asset to our judges’ table and to our contestants.”

Related: Steven Tyler Leaving ‘American Idol’

Carey tweeted “It’s gonna be so much fun working on @AmericanIdol, as a singer-songwriter, I’m excited to help find and nurture new talent.”

Earlier this month, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez left the reality series. Carey will join Randy Jackson, the remaining “Idol” judge in January 2013.

What do you think? Is Carey the right choice for “Idol”? Hit the comments!

Jennifer Lopez Quits ‘Idol’


It is official: Jennifer Lopez has quit “American Idol.”

The singer/actress confirmed her departure on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show this morning.  Just yesterday, fellow judge Steven Tyler confirmed his “Idol” exit.

Jennifer Lopez explained, “I honestly feel like the time has come, that I have to get back to doing the other things that I do that I’ve put kind of on hold because I love ‘Idol.’ I could just keep doing ‘Idol’ for the rest of my life, but that would be giving up a bunch of other things. I feel like we had an amazing run.”

Related: Steven Tyler Leaving ‘American Idol’.

“I have my movies and music and my this and that … and it just gets more complicated, as the kids get a little bigger. It started feeling like it was a lot, and something had to give. And that’s, I think, where I am right now, she continued.

Randy Jackson is the only judge standing , with Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez not returning to “American Idol” next season.

Steven Tyler Leaving ‘American Idol’

Steven Tyler will not return to “American Idol” as a judge.

Although it has been rumored for weeks that Jennifer Lopez, Tyler’s fellow “American Idol” judge is quitting the reality series. Steven Tyler threw in the towel today. The rock star released a statement saying his days as an “American Idol” judge are over. The recording artist is ready to return to his first love, Aerosmith.

Read the statement below.

“After some long…hard…thoughts… I’ve decided it’s time for me to let go of my mistress ‘American Idol’ before she boils my rabbit. I strayed from my first love, AEROSMITH, and I’m back – but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I’ve got two fists in the air and I’m kicking the door open with my band. The next few years are going to be dedicated to kicking some serious ass – the ultimate in auditory takeover.

On Nov. 6, we are unleashing our new album, Music from Another Dimension on the Earth, Moon, Mars, and way beyond the stars.

IDOL was over-the-top fun, and I loved every minute of it. Now it’s time to bring Rock Back. ERMAHGERD.”