Look who just signed for more money than former judge J-Lo AND current X-Factor judge, Britney Spears!
Mariah Carey just became the HIGHEST PAID JUDGE in reality television! According to sources, her one-year deal with "American Idol" is worth close to $18 MILLION -- J.Lo only scored $12 mil for her first year on the show.
She also flies past Britney Spears, who's making $15 million on "X Factor."
Mariah confirmed her new seat on the American Idol panel from her Twitter page...
"It's gonna be so much fun working on American Idol. As a singer-songwriter, I'm excited to help find and nurture new talent. LYM! – MC”
Idol still has one more pair of shoes to fill on that stage...or maybe 3 if they end up revamping, letting Randy go.