The past few weeks have been troublesome for the singing competition show “American Idol,” which went through the loss of two high-profile celebrity judges as Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler left the show after two years as judges. But good news is on the horizon, as Fox announced on Monday that Mariah Carey was joining as a new judge. Carey made the news official after tweeting it through her verified account:
It’s gonna be so much fun working on @AmericanIdol. As a singer-songwriter, I’m excited to help find and nurture new talent. LYM! –MC
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) July 23, 2012
The news comes two days after the singer announced via Twitter that her next single will be released early in August:
So I can finally announce to you that my new single is coming out early August! It’s called TRIUMPHANT (Get ‘Em) ft. Rick Ross & Meek Mill.
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) July 21, 2012
Of course, Twitter responded to her new gig at American Idol. Here’s a roundup.
Does FOX really think adding Mariah Carey is going to help that sinking ship of a show?
— ScottyB (@scooterbeanbag) July 23, 2012
With all due respect to Mariah Carey, I think American Idol really dropped the ball by not hiring Grace Jones.
— Jake Fogelnest (@jakefogelnest) July 23, 2012
I think Mariah Carey will be a great American Idol judge! They finally got a REAL singer to judge.
— Dominique Darling (@Braxie18) July 23, 2012
One can only hope Mariah Carey will ask an American Idol contestant, “Why’re you so obsessed with me?”
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) July 23, 2012
The weirdest part about Mariah Carey becoming an American Idol judge is that if a gigantic monster butterfly tried out, it would win.
— Julia Segal (@juliasegal) July 23, 2012
It’s OFFICIAL: Mariah Carey IS the new judge of American Idol.
— Lacey Rose (@LaceyVRose) July 23, 2012
— MariaElena Fernandez (@writerchica) July 23, 2012
Fox president confirms Mariah Carey is an American Idol judge now.
— Kristin Dos Santos (@KristinDSantos) July 23, 2012
Kevin Reilly has confirmed that Mariah Carey will be a judge on American Idol this season. #TCAs12
— Jace Lacob (@televisionary) July 23, 2012