It’s official, Mariah Carey has taken one of the coveted positions on the American Idol judging panel for the forthcoming season.
The amazing news was made public by Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly at the Television Critics Association summer tour in Beverly Hills on Monday (July 23).
“We do, in fact, have one judge whose deal closed very, very recently,” Reilly told reporters. “It’s an artist that many contestants have tried to emulate, have tried to have sung the songs, have tried to hit the notes and because it really was concluded only hours ago, our judge couldn’t be with us.”
The wait was soon over as Reilly called Mariah and put her on speaker phone, ”I am so excited to be joining Idol. First of all, I wanted to be there today and I wish I could’ve been there to tell you, but I think you know this all kind of just happened real quickly, so I can’t wait to get started in a couple months.”
Yay! Fingers crossed for some fab fashion from Miss Carey!