Mariah Carey joins 'American Idol' as judge
Published: July 23, 2012 02:36PM
Updated: July 23, 2012 02:36PM

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.