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Mariah Carey New Judge American Idol and Releasing New Music!

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Mariah Carey joins American Idol, and TV’s reality singing shows now turn into a full out Diva showdown! We’ll explain. Welcome back to ClevverMusic. Music icon Mariah Carey has been confirmed to take JLo’s spot as judge on upcoming Season 12 of American Idol. Her manager Randy Jackson hooked her up with the gig, which was officially announced by FOX entertainment President Kevin Reilly at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. Mariah tweeted her excitement saying “It’s gonna be so much fun working on @AmericanIdol. As a singer-songwriter, I’m excited to help find and nurture new talent.”

According to recent reports, MC will receive anywhere from $12-18 million for one year on the show. Now it’s time for the JLo comparison. You can’t deny the similarities between these two 42-year-old Mothers of boy-girl twins! Both have a thing for younger men, and a long line of pop hits, but it does seem Idol has gotten an upgrade with snagging Mariah.

With this addition to the TV world, we can’t help but get excited over the Diva showdown that is bound to happen now that Christina Aguilera is on ‘The Voice’, Britney Spears on ‘X Factor’, and now Mariah on ‘Idol’. TV just got a lot more exciting.

But not only is Mariah back in the limelight but after a two-year hiatus she’ll be putting out new music! The diva also announced she will return in August with a new single from her as-yet-untitled new album. She has teamed with Rick Ross and Meek Mill for a song called “Triumphant”. No doubt Mariah is feeling triumphant in her life right now with a successful marriage, baby twins, and a new TV gig. However, Mimi revealed that she actually wrote the song when she was going through a tough time. Either way, we’re squirming with excitement over the new song.

Now it’s your turn, what do you think of Mariah joining ‘American Idol’? Leave us a comment because no doubt you’ve got an opinion. Be sure to subscribe for more music updates, see ya!

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