Mariah on Idol!

Filling in the judge’s seats for this upcoming season of Idol, the ‘Heartbreaker’ will be responsible for occupying the spots vacated by musical judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.



This iconic songstress, whom Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly announced as the newest addition to the hit Fox franchise of American Idol, will be raking in a record paycheck to dispense her musical wisdom and help find America’s next big talent!


“Mariah is getting paid $18 million with a one-year option to do ‘Idol,’ making her the highest paid judge on any music competition show,” an “American Idol” source told Us Weekly.



The singer, 42, is even reportedly beating out her predecessor, Jennifer Lopez, in the salary department – Lopez was reportedly paid a $12 million for her first season, and then $15 million for her second season

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