Jennifer Lopez‘s shock departure from American Idol has seen many a name touted as a potential replacement. One of the most speculated is the 42 year old’s age-mate and rival Mariah Carey.
And while the diva (of all divas) remains “mumm” on the topic, her trusty husband Nick Cannon couldn’t resist voicing his opinion (a filtered version of hers, perhaps) into the mix.
Watch what he had to say after the jump…
Idol may not be able to “afford” Mariah, but her career could definitely afford Idol. Let’s keep it all the way 100.
For, as cemented as her legendary status is, her contemporary relevance (after a string of chart disasters and a cancelled album) is at best “untested” and at worst “hanging by a string”.
Despite her wealth of talent, there sadly exists a much-subscribed to industry age bias – which tends to commercially “write-off” females once they enter 40-street. Yet, as J.Lo showed, the “afflicted” can grant themselves relative immunity by exploiting a popular platform such as Idol; a platform which panders to the record-buying mass. Hence, how Team Mariah act like such shows are “below” her when her record sales are “below” the norm beats me.
Here’s hoping they see sense and collect that cheque!