So it’s confirmed the singer, song writer and producer Mariah Carey is the new judge of American Idol replacing the slots of Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. The two judges already announced they were quitting American Idol to give way on their career.
There was a rumor saying Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj will be one of the judges of American Idol but the gossip is over because Mariah Carey is the new judge of American Idol season 12 happening next year. While there is no clear report on who will replace Steven Tyler. We can still watch the long time judge Randy Jackson on Idol.
Mariah Carey will receive $18 million paycheck with an option to renew her role on the show. Still Jennifer Lopez ranks highest celebrity earner as judge on singing competition. On her first season on Idol she earned $15 million and got $20 million and bonuses on her second season. Only means Jennifer didn’t quit the show because of salary dispute but to give way or concentrate on her career.
Anyway, I am excited for the new season of American Idol and look forward on Mariah Carey as one of the judges. Aside from that I’m excited if there is Fil-Am joining the contest.