Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson

Mariah Carey There are only two reasons a celebrity agrees to go on “American Idol.” The first: she/he has an album to promote. The second: he/she has an old album to promote. In Mariah Carey’s case, it was all part of her weeklong media bonanza to publicize her latest record, “E=MC2.” Coincidence? No way. A record-breaking recording artist on a record-breaking music show, one which showcases the kind of vocal acrobatics and bathetic lyrics Carey is know for? This was a win-win situation for everyone. (OK, maybe not for the female contestants.) And having Carey show up on “Idol Gives Back?” Bonus.
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