Hon är även aktuell med en ny singel som får draghjälp av nyheten om tv-jobbet.

– As a singer, songwriter and producer, it's going to be fun and rewarding to help find new talent and give back with AMERICAN IDOL. I'm currently in the studio working on my new album and its first single, 'Triumphant,' which will be out early next month. I can't wait to channel my creative energy as a part of this show which is a massive global phenomenon, säger Maria Carey i ett pressmeddelande från Universal.