‘I am so excited to be joining ‘Idol, ‘ ‘ Carey said on Monday (July 23).
Pretty soon, reality singing shows are going to run out of divas. One of the biggest dominos fell on Monday (July 23) when Mariah Carey announced that she will indeed be sitting behind the table on “American Idol” next season.
Following the news last week that the singer was in final negotiations to replace Jennifer Lopez on the show, Carey called in to the Television Critics Association summer press tour gathering for Fox shows and confirmed the news announced just moments earlier by Fox President Kevin Reilly.
According to TV Guide, Carey dialed in and told Reilly, “I am so excited to be joining ‘Idol.’ I can’t wait to get started.” The whirlwind hiring of Carey stood in stark contrast to the prolonged search for replacement judges two years ago, when rumors swirled for months before Lopez and fellow departed judge, Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler, signed on for season 10. Excitement about the fresh blood on “Idol” helped keep the ship steady in season 10, but this year’s season 11 suffered the steepest ratings drop in the show’s history, with ratings down 23 percent.
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