The pop diva may be close to signing a $17 million deal to become an “American Idol” judge. That’s $17 million per season. Deadline reports:
I have learned that Mariah Carey is finalizing a deal to join Fox’s American Idol as a new judge. I hear Carey would command a salary of more than $17 million for next season, which would set a new record for talent on a reality series, eclipsing the paycheck of Idol‘s Jennifer Lopez.
Although Fox and Carey have yet to confirm the rumor, excited fans are weighing in.
Mariah Carey will b american idol judge?? well for the 1st time they will have a real singer on the panel!!! Thats good
— ❤Inbal (@INBALFOREVER) July 21, 2012
Omg if Mariah Carey joins American Idol… the world of musical talent shows will soon be a joyous one. Britney AND Mariah? Yes, please.
— Ryan S. Collins (@ryanscollins) July 21, 2012
Mariah Carey just signed on to be a judge on American Idol!!! Bow the fuck down to one of pops queens!!!!
— Matty (@mattymonsterz) July 21, 2012
I would watch American Idol like it were a religion if Mariah Carey gets confirmed as a judge.
— T-Rex (@vettuh) July 21, 2012
But not everyone is finding religion.
This sucks. I love American Idol, but now I have to endure Mariah Carey hocking her songs on stage like JLo? I want the Idols to shine. grrr
— wissphoto (@wissphoto) July 21, 2012
Uh oh. Hopefully Carey haters won’t express their disappointment by launching another Mariah Carey death hoax.