Mariah Carey has reportedly secured a seat on the judging panel for TV show American Idol. The 42-year-old diva is said to be receiving a whopping $18m for her first year on the show, making her the highest paid judge on reality TV of all time, according to TMZ. The sum is a massive $6m more than Jennifer earned for her first year on the show.
Mariah confirmed the news on Twitter.
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