Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Music superstar Mariah Carey may very well be a judge on American Idol next season.

According to, Carey is sealing the deal with the Fox TV show and is asking for a whopping $17 million.  Yep, you heard right, $17 Million!

For the past week, rumors have been circulating about Carey joining the show as well as Mary J. Blige. Veteran singers Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle have both expressed interest in filling those judges’ seats but nothing has been confirmed.

This deal would be major for Idol since it has been declining in ratings. Plus it now has competition with other shows like The Voice, Duets, and former Idol  judge Simon Cowell’s The X Factor, who now has pop star Britney Spears as a judge.  Carey would be replacing Jennifer Lopez who jumped ship right after Idol  Judge Steven Tyler announced he was leaving the show.

Once this deal is secure, this would make Carey the highest paid reality show talent.

What do you think about Mariah Carey being a judge on American Idol ? Will this hurt her career?

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