It's Official! MARIAH CAREY Is The New American Idol Judge!

ItÆs official! Mariah Carey will be joining American Idol for the upcoming 12th season of the biggest singing competition!

ôI am so excited to be joining Idol,ö Mariah shared in a phone call with Fox boss Kevin Reilly, ôI wanted to be there today and I wish I could have been there myself to tell you. I canÆt wait to get started in a couple months.ö

"As a singer, songwriter and producer, it's going to be fun and rewarding to help find new talent and give back with American Idol," said Carey in an interview with Rolling Stone. "I can't wait to channel my creative energy as a part of this show which is a massive global phenomenon."

The news was announced during FoxÆs panel at the 2012 Summer TCA Tour on Monday (July 23) in Beverly Hills, California.

What do you think? Are you excited about Carey joining Idol? Is she a good choice for the show? Comment below!

Source: TV Line