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Even though Nick Cannon thinks “American Idol” can’t afford to hire his wife Mariah Carey as a judge on the massive talent show, Mimi allegedly has reached a deal trumping Jennifer Lopez’s previous cash out!

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Deadline reports:

“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.”

At least this time, a true singer will be judging “American Idol” hopefuls! We’d love to see Mariah up on the judging panel.

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