Remember back in June when it was believed that Mariah Carey was on the verge of announcing the release of new music? Yeah, well, I’ve got a great update from Mimi herself about the forthcoming release of a new single titled Triumphant. Remember last week when it was first reported that Mariah was in “serious talks” to become a judge on the forthcoming season of American Idol? Yeah, well, apparently those talks are still very serious … and it’s apparently becoming a possibility that she will sign on for the show. Lots of great MC news to share, read on to learn more.
First things first … Mariah Carey announced just moments ago on her official Twitter profile that she will release a single titled Triumphant next month:
So I can finally announce to you that my new single is coming out early August! It’s called TRIUMPHANT (Get ‘Em) ft. Rick Ross & Meek Mill. / I wrote TRIUMPHANT when I was going through a difficult time & it helped me get through it. When u hear it, pay attention 2 the lyrics #WIN
Woot!! This is EXACTLY the news I was hoping we’d get from Mimi when she started cryptically tweeting last month. Where there’s a new single there is oftentimes a new album … which is just too amazing for words. “Early August” is just days away so … we should be hearing new MC music very soon … again, I say, Woot!!!
As for those American Idol casting rumors, well, the talk still is that she is close to signing on board the show. Despite the fact that her husband Nick Cannon believes that Idol can’t afford to pay MC to join the show, the industry talk is still very much focusing on reports that Mariah is close to signing … says Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood:
I have learned that Mariah Carey is finalizing a deal to join Fox’s American Idol as a new judge. I hear Carey would command a salary of more than $17 million for next season, which would set a new record for talent on a reality series, eclipsing the paycheck of Idol‘s Jennifer Lopez. Carey had been rumored as a potential new judge on the veteran Fox reality series, which is overhauling its panel coming off a season that saw ratings declines in a crowded marketplace and failed to land a best reality-competition Emmy nomination for the first time in the show’s history. Fox announced the departure of Steven Tyler, while fellow judge Lopez stated publicly that she would leave too. I hear Fox moved quickly to secure Carey, who was previously courted for the network’s other singing competition, Simon Cowell’s The X Factor, as Idol has to set its taped auditions.
As with all casting rumors, I’ll believe this when the news is confirmed as true but … I can honestly see this happening. Yes, Mariah Carey would command a huge paycheck but American Idol is getting desperate. IMHO, the show is over, no question … O-V-E-R. The only way it can stay relevant is if they bring on board big name judges to lure in an audience. I honestly could give two you-know-whats about American Idol … yet, if Mariah Carey is brought on board to judge? Yeah, I’d be interested in watching … for a time. I don’t know that anyone outside of Britney Spears on The X Factor would really get me to watch one of these singing competition shows religiously … but Mariah Carey *might* cajole me into watching AI just to see her on TV on a weekly basis. HMMMM.
I’m very excited about Mimi‘s new single and I’m terribly curious about the possibility that she might join American Idol … how about you?