Ryan Seacrest Says Mariah Carey Will “Fit Right In” on Idol Judging Panel
American Idol host Ryan Seacrest recently reached out to congratulate Mariah Carey on her upcoming gig as Season 12’s newest judge. According to him, she’s planning to keep it real, Mimi-style.
Ryan appeared on The Today Show this morning to chat about the latest Idol news. He said that while everyone is sad to see Jennifer Lopez go, he’s looking forward to seeing what Mariah will bring the show.
He shared his first conversation with the “Touch My Body” singer about her plans for Idol, saying, “I actually called her last night and I said ‘So, welcome to the family.’ She said, ‘Let me put the babies down, I’m making turkey meatballs, I’ll call you right back.’ She called me back and said, ‘You know, Ryan, I’m excited about it.’ And I said, ‘Well, what are you going to be like on the show?’ She said, ‘You know how I am, I’m very honest. I say what I’m thinking.’ I said, ‘Great, you’ll fit right in.’”
Ryan also addressed the issue of who else could possibly be joining Mariah at the judging table, saying that Brad Paisley and Pink have been brought up but that he has not been given any official information on who else will join Idol just yet.