Simon Cowell says Mariah Carey will likely be on 'X Factor'
It has been rumored for a spell that Mariah Carey may be involved in Simon Cowell's latest pet project, the American version of X Factor, but her pregnancy with twins has kept her on the sidelines. But now Simon says that may not exactly be the case.
"I think Mariah will have a role on the live shows," Cowell confirmed to radio host Jackie Brown (listen above). "I met her recently and she was on great form. And her idea was to be the judge of the judges, which of course only Mariah could come up with. She'll be involved in some form. I literally adore her. I love her to bits."
Besides L.A. Reid already being confirmed, the Huffington Post notes that Paula Abdul, Jessica Simpson, Nicki Minaj and Cheryl Cole are in the running for the other two judge slots, and ex-Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger may end up hosting. At that rate, Simon seems ready to ruin his old show, American Idol. Jennifer Lopez vs. Mimi? It would be the fight of the century!