It’s official. Fox has named Mariah Carey as one of the new American Idol judges for Season 12. She was one of the many rumored names being tossed around to become a judge. She will be getting somewhere between $12 to $17 million for the gig. Carey said today in a phone call to FOX president, Kevin Reilly,
I am so excited to be joining Idol. I wanted to be there today and I wish I could have been there myself to tell you. I can’t wait to get started in a couple months.”
No one else has been named to join her on the judges table but I’m sure that name is will be here before auditions start this fall. American Idol season 12 will premiere January 2013.