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Mariah Carey joins 'American Idol' as judge

Published July 23, 2012 2:36 pm

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Mariah Carey has joined "American Idol" as a new judge, it was announced today.

Carey joins the judges' panel when the show returns in January 2013 on FOX."As a singer, songwriter and producer, it's going to be fun and ewarding to help find new talent and give back with 'American Idol,'" said Carey in a release.