Mariah Carey Comes to American Idol: What Does This Mean?
If this promo picture is any type of clue as to what Mariah Carey will bring to “American Idol,” I am definitely not interested. Besides the fact that NO ONE watches American Idol anymore, Mariah Carey may or may not be exactly the cure that “American Idol” needs. Well, to be fair, the show does rake in a great amount of viewers but comparatively to its earlier seasons, the show is not doing so well.
In this photo to the left, Mariah Carey looks absolutely stunning: her face is beautiful, her skin is flawless and her post-baby bod is on point, however, the pose? How does this get me, as a consumer, interested in watching the show? Mariah Carey is an undeniably incredible talent and her music has always been a blessing to my ears. She is one of the very few artists who can fall off the face of the earth and make a great comeback. I do believe that she would be a great judge for the show (even though I would be too scared to sing in front of such a songstress) but her role of a judge may be too long overdue.
In these talent searching shows, there is always at least one judge who is completely unfit to judge! What exactly is Randy Jackson’s experience in actually making music? Who was Simon Cowell before “American Idol?” Was Paula Abdul the best choice? All of these could be argued, but one thing is for sure: Mariah Carey is definitely the best to judge. (In a perfect world, Mariah Carey, Beyonce and Robin Thicke would be the judges of “American Idol” due to their experience). Hopefully, with Mariah Carey joining the team of judges, the show can bounce back in ratings. Mariah Carey needs to be the hard-a** of the show instead of the nice judge for the sake of ratings because Simon Cowell’s rudeness is why people tuned in each week.