Mariah has signed on to judge season 12 of ‘Idol’ to the tune of $18 million, and apparently the diva’s demands go far beyond the whopping salary!
Mariah Carey has stepped in to fill the stiletto shoes of American Idol‘s former resident diva, Jennifer Lopez, as she leaves the show after just two years. So who will replace the second judge departing, Steven Tyler? A source tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively that one thing is certain- Mariah is making sure that she is the show’s biggest star!
“It will be 110% someone less famous than Mariah Carey,” our source tells HollywoodLife.com, adding, “Mariah Carey wants to be the centerpiece of the new panel and the new look of the show and doesn’t want to be overshadowed whatsoever.”
It’s hard to even imagine that producers could find anyone more famous than the singer, who is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. While Mariah’s role as a judge is sure to excite audience members and show contestants, not everyone beyond-the-scenes is looking forward to the show’s new addition.
“Many are scared on set that she is going to be a major diva and are scared that it will be a nightmare to work with her expected demands,” says our source.
It seems both Mariah and producers alike agree that there can only be one diva on the show! At least we can always count on 11-time judge Randy Jackson, who is also Mariah’s manager, to keep his cool.
So, HollywoodLifers, do YOU think Mariah Carey will be the biggest star to judge American Idol?
Reporting by Russ Weakland, Written by Alli Holt
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