Mariah Carey To Judge US ‘X-Factor’?

Published: Monday 10th May 2010 by Trent

80’s Pop singer Sinitta has hinted that Mariah Carey may be up for the role of a judge on the US version of ‘The X-Factor’. The artist stated that media mogul Simon Cowell is currently trying to fill the judging panel with major celebrities and that his close friend Carey is considering the post. Nothing has been finalised yet but Cowell is reportedly determined to make sure that the show is a definite success. {Source}

Judging on this show could be both a good and bad situation for Carey. While it will give her the opportunity to continue to work on her new album and possibly get some inspiration from the experience (as well as a very large cheque), some may consider this move to be an indication that her star power is fading. Either way, this may very well be a great opportunity for Carey to further build her brand and share her wealth of musical knowledge with a new generation of singers.

Sidebar: Imagine Carey teaching someone like Leona Lewis to be a diva. Priceless.

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  1. DizzyGuy1985 May 10, 2010

    I love me some Mariah Carey but she needs to stop dressing like she is a 5 year old girl entering a Miss. Southern Belle Pageant.

    The best to her.

  2. FiercerMC May 10, 2010

    keeping my fingers crossed…

  3. Tha Phoenix May 10, 2010

    I think it’s a great idea. Keep making that money and work on a new LP on the side, while keeping yourself out there. Win win!

    Then she could perform her new material on the final show! Kinda like Cheryl Cole but a MILLION TIMES BETTER,

  4. Ron May 10, 2010

    Well she should do what Janet did, stop making albums and have some dignity.

  5. KIT PING May 10, 2010

    Are you serious!!! That would be hilarious if she went to be a judge on the show! Lolz….I for one would tune in just to see her criticize all these wannabe singers lolz! And hell NO it does not mean her star power is fading…

  6. hardcastle May 10, 2010

    sounds great to me , i love mariah, always have and always will. she seems to be getting better with time., and shes one of our best of all times she has knocked, kicked and did away with walls in the industry to help pave the way for many, many artist, and shes still got it .!!!!!!!

  7. hardcastle May 10, 2010

    its great that the new artist who has come into the industry since mariah and others , the new artist have got greats like mariah and others to look up to. that is how the life experiences go , you look to family, friends and others who have made it ,,, and from them you pave away for yourself.

  8. hardcastle May 10, 2010

    you are a big person when you hear others say that i looked to mariah as i was growing up. i song mariahs song that is a honor and legends like mariah loves that . she do not see that as trying to infringe on her in no way style are form. because she knows what shes all about and shes not jealous and hateful if some one looks up to her . and that is what makes her the legend that she is .!!!!!!!!!

  9. hardcastle May 10, 2010

    mariah, is one of my favorites and she is grown and s***, and she has straight got it going on . and thats in the looks, talents, and shes getting better with time!!!!!!!

  10. Its Me Again May 10, 2010

    zomfg!!!!1!!!

    Would love that! 🙂

    I’m not a fan of a lot of her newer music but I still love her as an uber talented pop legend. To see her mentoring up and coming artists is really what she needs to be doing with her life now, in my humble opinion, instead of putting out the lackluster song material and vocals she’s doing now.

  11. Kyus93 May 10, 2010

    I hope this is true! It could do for her what X-Factor did for Cheryl in the UK!

  12. jonstrax May 10, 2010

    WHILE ITS A GOOD CAREAR MOVE FOR AN UP AND COMING ARTIST. SOMEONE ON MARIAH’S LEVEL SHOULD NOT BE JUDGING NO SINGING CONTEST. I HOPE THIS IS NOT TRUE

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  13. Dev May 10, 2010

    Sinitta is just trying to keep her name in the media. Who made her Simon Cowell’s spokes person? I would be surprised if any of this is true, Sinitta was saying that it was Cheryl Cole a few weeks ago. I think that they should have Jamelia…. or Brandy…. just someone black as they seems to have forgotten them on the U.K version.

  14. M4R14H May 10, 2010

    This might actually get me to watch x factor. I love 1990-1997 and 2005 Mariah. Maybe this could help her get it back together. She did a great job guest judging the idols two years ago.

  15. exposed May 10, 2010

    EPIC FAIL!!!!!!! B**** CANT SING HERSELF THESE DAYS. OH, AND HER LAST ALBUM FLOPPED. WHY WOULD XFACTOR CONTESTANTS WANT A FADING WANNABE TALENT MENTORING THEM? APPEARS MIMOO FORGOT HOW PEEPS LEFT HER CONCERTS DURING HER FLOP THEATRE TOUR WHICH DIDNT EVEN SELL OUT. METHINKS A BETTER ENDORSEMENT WOULD BE WEIGHT WATCHERS OR ADOBE PHOTOSHOP (SEEING SHE NEEDS A QUICKIE TO LOSE 40 LBS). TRUTH!!

  16. bobby from bulgaria May 10, 2010

    You know, the things you say, the hate you throw at somebody, comes back at you 3 times harder… You’ll see… :)))

  17. G.U.S. May 10, 2010

    yeah!!!! is good for her!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Kelendria May 10, 2010

    At least shes not DEAD like WEEDNEY HOUSTON.

    this HAS BEEN is DEADer than Janet jackson.

    DEAD VOICE
    FLOPPED DEAD ALBUM
    FLOPPED DEAD TOUR.
    FAT BELLY = DEAD BODY

    she IS DEAD. the wack crack ass HAS BEEN IS DEAD.

    Its all about KELLY ROWLAND NOW B******! Commander is gonna make the biggest impact on the industry!!! Billboard #1 World Chart #1!! KELENDRIA ROWLAAAAAAAAAAND

  19. Kelendria May 10, 2010

    Weedney Crackston career = DEAD
    Weedney Crackston voice = DEAD
    Weedney Crackston tour = FLOPPED DEAD
    Weedney Crackston body = DEAD
    Weedney Crackston face = DEAD

    go back to crack where u belong Whitney! As if u havent went back already. LMAOOOOOOOO

    Its all about KELLY ROWLAND NOW B******! Commander is gonna make the biggest impact on the industry!!! Billboard #1 World Chart #1!! KELENDRIA ROWLAAAAAAAAAAND

  20. Kevin May 10, 2010

    almost definitely not happening….let’s face it.

  21. Last Boy on Earth May 10, 2010

    Everything the Diva does is right, all hail!

  22. here to laugh May 10, 2010

    This would be a good look for Ms Carey, she is a living legend that had been in the music game for awhile and sold hundreds of millions of records. I would watch.

    As for the people calling her a flop, no one can stay on top forever. Plus, even if Mariah never sold a record after today, she would still be one of the highest selling solo artists of all time. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, Mariah Carey has nothing to prove.

  23. Maestro May 10, 2010

    I think this is a good/bad idea… I think the feeling is mutual lol. I would love this if this were say Mariah 10yrs ago, who then seemed to have some sense of reality when it came to music. I think Mariah, who I reguarded (past tense) as an indirect musical educator, due to her range, skill, lyrical ability, and passion for the music. However I dont want her making some poor talented girl insecure because her dress aint short enough. However that same ‘bubble head’ image I have of her now, and the fact we all know she likes to get tipsy, might make her the XFACTOR ‘Paula Abdul’ lls. So who knows I hope it all works out… where do I audition

  24. Missingbeyonce May 10, 2010

    It will be great to her and in the final peform like someone saied any way i cant wait 4 her new album

  25. Tha Phoenix May 10, 2010

    Cosign with @Last Boy On Earth

    🙂

  26. Glow In The Dark May 10, 2010

    She a legend. She has every right to be a judge. I hope this story is true. Loves Miss Mariah 🙂

  27. sugrawalls May 10, 2010

    i hope it’s gonna happen..
    i’d love to see her often on the tube

  28. Jeremy May 10, 2010

    I hope this is true, she is definitely perfect for this job

  29. Mariah Carey May 11, 2010

    Dahhling!!!! I’ll be THEEE judge ……I’m out !

    This so bleak!

  30. me May 11, 2010

    All hail the queen of billboard!!!!!

    the one and only MARIAH CAREY!!

  31. FAT, DRUNK DIVA CAREY READY TO RETIRE May 11, 2010

    HOW COULD MARIAH BE A JUDGE WHILE HER CONCERT ITSELF NOBODY WANTS TO WATCH & CANT EVEN FILL UP A TOWN-HALL-SIZED ARENA????

    (scratch head 10x)

  32. FAT, DRUNK DIVA CAREY READY TO RETIRE May 11, 2010

    MooMoo is creating more flops 🙂 🙂 🙂

  33. Mariah Carey May 11, 2010

    @FAT, DRUNK DIVA CAREY READY TO RETIRE

    Dahling!!! please I’m FU*Cking Mariah Carey!!!!

    200 million records sold

    18 number one singles

    billboard artist of decade

    I’m the only artist to have two song of the decade( one sweet day & We belong together)

    one sweet day is the longest running number 1 hit ever ( 16 weeks)

    we belong together is the longest running number 1 hit by a solo artist ( 14 weeks)

    we belong together gathered 236 million audience impressions on the radio….became the biggest radio hit ever ( a record that NOBODY can break, honey…)

    The first artist to start the hip_ hop colab trend…..
    The first artist to do remix to the original recording…..which start the trend obviously .

    one of the richest women in the music industry net worth of: 250 million dollars

    i’m out!

    this is bleak!!!

    security????

  34. bobby from bulgaria May 11, 2010

    Yeah, Mariah! Tell that ugly louse to shut up… 🙂

  35. Hottiescottie November 4, 2010

    Mariah is among the greatest singers of all time and a true Legend. I would love to be able to watch her on a weekly basis on this show however I think she is much too big a Legend to be doing a tv show like this.

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