Singer Mariah Carey has officially signed on as an American Idol judge.The Hero hitmaker's name was tossed into the ring as a potential
replacement and now the 42 year old has been confirmed as longtime pal
and consultant Randy Jackson's sidekick for the upcoming 12th season of
Idol and the icon's new deal is said to be worth $17 million
It isn't known who will be joining Jackson and Carey on the show but
names in the mix include Black Eyed Peas stars will.i.am and Fergie and
former Idol stars Carrie Underwood and Adam Lambert.