THE MARIAH NETWORK
Mariah Carey joined American Idol as a judge on the show's twelfth season, which premiered on FOX on January 16, 2013.
"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 on the announcing press release. "I can't wait to channel my creative energy as a part of this show which is a massive global phenomenon."
"We are proud to have one of the world's greatest-ever female singers join our show," said Simon Fuller, Idol's creator and executive producer. "Mariah defines the word 'Idol' and will inspire every singer that has the honor of performing in front of her."