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Do I know what’s going on at “American Idol”? I know what you know. But I also know what was said today. Mariah Carey, “American Idol” judge, is launching her new single not on the “Idol” finale but on “Good Morning America.” She’s booked for May 24th, eight days after the “Idol” finale. Carey is not scheduled to sing on “Idol” and she hasn’t all season.

Both Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez used “Idol” to launch singles a year ago. And Keith Urban has performed this season. But Carey has remained behind the judges’ desk, even though she has a single– “Almost Home”– from “Oz the Great and Powerful,” a major box office hit. Suffice to say, something is rotten in Hollywood. “Oz” was a huge hit. Singing the single on “Idol” would have been the proper synergy. Instead, “Home” disappeared and no mention of it was made on “Idol.”

Carey’s new single is going to be hot, too–it’s a duet with new star Miguel. But there’s a lot going on in the background. “GMA” is #1, and “Idol” ratings are the lowest they’ve ever been. It’s unclear whether “Idol” producer Nigel Lythgoe even wants Carey to perform. Or whether Carey, unhappy with the way the show has gone for her, would ever deign to get up on their stage.

Now “American Idol” still has four weeks to go, that’s eight shows. And on May 8th it goes up against “The Voice” on NBC– the ratings report the next morning is going to be wild. So stay tuned. And never bet against Mariah. She will be around long after “American Idol” has named its final winner.

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10 replies to this post
  1. Tony Diaz- You are incredibly stupid if you can’t tell Mariah Carey is holding back, simply because she is unhappy with the way Idol has turned out, particularly having that incredibly untalented been there done that before (Lady Gaga, Lil Kim) Niki Minaj. Check yourself with your facts before you show your ignorance all over the internet…

  2. @tony diaz You’re a moron! Probably a American Idol reject that will always be the nothing loser you’re. Mariah Carey has been around here for 25 years and even on her worst day she can sing better then anyone around. So what don’t you and sorry a– go F yourself

  3. The single is actually launching May 8 and the video is in the can so I’m sure Mariah and her peeps wouldn’t miss the opportunity to premiere it during Idol. So many guest stars perform on the finale, I wouldn’t be surprised if she at least sung When You Believe with Candice or a little something if not the full song. It’s too good of an opportunity to not promote. And she didn’t sing Almost Home on Idol but they played part of the video and song.

  4. Mariah is all washed up vocally and doesn’t want to embarass herself on the show she’s judging singers on. Plain and simple. Next to Ellen she is the worst judge ever, at least Ellen was entertaining. She has no personality, is self conscious and does not know what to say to the singers. Everybody hates Nicki but I think she’s great and gives on point critiques.

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