Although rumors have been swirling for months about pop diva Mariah Carey’s involvement on the reality talent competition X Factor USA, the extent of that involvement has yet to be confirmed. However, producer/media mogul Simon Cowell has been quite vocal of his desire to add Carey to the judging panel.
“You can’t say no to Mariah,” says Cowell, 51. “We have to find a role for her. I’m a huge fan of hers – not just as an artist, but as a person, and I love her to death.”
Albeit unknown if the role will be permanent, guest judge, or guest mentor, this is not the first time Cowell has admitted attempting to get Carey on the show (whom he says “wanted to be involved in the show from day one”). Given the singer’s reported album due this fall, the show could work as a great outlet to plug it. And, while the formula yielded alleged diva nemesis Jennifer Lopez mixed results, Nicole Scherzinger and Carey could see otherwise.
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