Is Mariah Carey Headed to 'American Idol'?

  /  08.23.2010

Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson

Now that Jennifer Lopez is out, will Mariah Carey be the next American Idol judge? That’s that latest rumor following the recent shake-up over at the hit reality show competition, which recently saw Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuadri leaving their posts at the FOX network. The show’s upcoming tenth season was set to feature J. Lo as a judge until her diva demands got her booted from the competish, but now, there’s another diva who’s ready to join remaining judge Randy Jackson on the panel.

“Mariah wants it,” a source tells E! News, adding that her hubbie’s success in primtime has been a big influence. The source also dished that Mimi has seen what America’s Got Talent has done for her man and thinks it would be a “good career move.”

Cannon previously spoke on his wife’s involvement with A.I., telling The Hollywood Reporter that she’s been toying with the decision to join the show as a judge. “She talks about it,” he revealed. “She says, ‘I would love to do that.’ She is one of the greatest singers of our time; she would be great.”


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