Mariah Carey Joins X Factor USA?

Published: Tuesday 5th Jul 2011 by David

Pop belter Mariah Carey has cause to celebrate today, for  she is reportedly set to join the cast of X Factor USA when it makes its way to our screens this September.

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On the UK version of the show, each judge takes their contestants to their homes abroad and are assisted by a friend from the music industry to choose the final four or three acts for each of the judges respective categories.

The ‘Hero‘ singer is set to serve as an advisor to the show’s star Simon Cowell, assisting him in choosing the contestants that will fill the spots in his category.

This means that Ms.Carey will be replacing former singer Sinitta who fills that role in X Factor UK.

Speaking to a publication today, Sinitta  is reported to have revealed:

Well, let’s just say feathers will fly if Mariah takes my spot. Although she is a mega diva vocally, you can expect another ‘X Factor’ USA drama. I won’t just roll over and take it. I hope she can run in high heels.”

Either way, it is very refreshing to know that the series will have such a high presence of talent.

For with Cheryl ‘I Couldn’t Carry A Note Even If Armed With Mary Poppins Carpet Bag’ Cole out of the picture, the show has an even greater chance of facing up to rival show ‘The Voice’ which has received critical acclaim for its focus on the vocal abilities of its competitors.

Will you be happy to see Mariah Carey on X Factor USA?

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  1. James July 5, 2011

    Stop putting Cheryl Cole down idiot. You’re British but you dog your own people dude. Anyways, I might actually watch this now that Mariah will be featured. The only saving grace of the show it seems.

  2. Kevin July 5, 2011

    YAS MARIAH CAREY — DIVA OF OUR LIVES COMES TO SHOW THEM HOW IT’S DONE! YAS YAS YAS!

  3. Jill July 5, 2011

    Mariah is a great choice. Cheryl Cole and Sinitta just don’t fit the American show not only are they unknown in the US they both have very little talent and shouldn’t be advising American singers.

  4. TheMan4u July 5, 2011

    so much for the lambs that talked crap about Jlo joining Idol when Mariah joined the lesser show

  5. What the f*** is going on? July 5, 2011

    How about Nicole Scherzinger? Is she going to continue take the spot of a host? Really? I thought I heard she was going to replace Cheryl Cole. Well, Mimi is a better choice. She’ll give more credibility to the show, btw.

  6. Why do conservatives hate poor people? July 5, 2011

    That would be a great addition to the lineup if she does join the usa factor. Factor her in.

  7. The G-List Society July 5, 2011

    I’ll watch the episodes that Mariah is in. So far, she is the only music artists with real talent and longevity on the show.

    The Voice >>>>> X Factor >>> American Idol
    Mariah Carey >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Nicole Scherzinger >>>>>> Jennifer Ho-pez (J-Ho)

  8. Legendtina4life July 5, 2011

    Interesting. Mariah’s lambs talked s*** when J.H** joined American Idol. They talked s*** when Xtina joined The Voice(which will kill X Factor). Now their fave is on a talent show as a judge. Funny how that works out.

  9. Leila July 5, 2011

    I already knew that Mariah Carey will make an appearance on the show.. And she’s not the only one who will.. Yeah stop puttin down Cheryl! she will film more scenes for X Factor even if she don’t want to return. But she have no choice Fox force her to make the transition easier for viewers.. She’s taking a break and everyone invent stories about her in medias.. Not the same for p**** cat.. Nicole, who bring nothing extraordinary to the show! Im glad they go get Mariah to upgrade the show!! Maybe I watch the episodes she makes

  10. Champagne Slurpee July 5, 2011

    Now I MUST see this show! This will definately be a ratings boost for sure if its getting someone like little ol’ me on the look-out. Mariah has been an inspiration for a lot of todays singers, from Bey to X-tina. Mariah’s name is always mentioned when a newer artist gets closer, ties or surpasses a record held by her. Judges on these singing contest shows they always say “We’re looking for the next Mariah Carey” when it comes to the success and talent they expect to find so it makes perfect sense to have her on board. This will be a good way to promote her NEW ALBUM too. Congrats Mimi!

  11. ThatgrapeShit July 5, 2011

    i bet the grape juice people have gang bangs errynight

  12. Sean July 5, 2011

    TheMan4u: The lesser show? This show will be the nail in the coffin for American Idol.

  13. Gus July 5, 2011

    Mariah always makes me happy!!!!!! She is recording her new album very 90’s!!!!!! Mariah & Beyonce always on top!!!!

  14. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN July 5, 2011

    lol. Mariah will wonder who the hell Sinitta is.

  15. gaga baby FOREVER July 5, 2011

    HAS BEEN HAS BEEN MIMI IS A HAS BEEN

  16. Belzebub July 5, 2011

    Is she still beefing w/ JLo? If so, this was not a wise move bc going to reality tv is something u do when ur career is pretty much over (see Paula Abdul). This is just going to tarnish her image in the long run … plus JLo’s AI is a much bigger show so she will lose this round.

  17. Dollar$ign$kills July 5, 2011

    Funny how once American Idol flops all these shows come out to replace it. I dont think X Factor will be as big as The Voice or how Idol was

  18. RHI RHI IS QUEEN July 5, 2011

    THE NERVE OF THESE UK FLOPS TO EVER COME AT AN AMERICAN QUEEN LIKE MARIAH.. WHO IS THAT SINNA CHICK ANYWAYS??

  19. bobby d July 5, 2011

    Mariah will woop Sinittas s**** ass. and x factor is a bangin show for those who never watched the UK version. with MC on the usa version its gonna be dope

  20. aisha aguilera keys July 5, 2011

    @ TGJ
    don’t care, won’t be watching. Good for her, I guess.

  21. Diamond July 5, 2011

    This is good news. I’m glad they are not having Beyonce to be the judge. She’s gonna be too nice. But I am glad they having MC as a judge. Someone with real singing talent!

  22. The Man July 5, 2011

    MARIAH >>>>>>>>>>>>> THE WHOEVER’S………. That simple !!!!

  23. Slaydele July 5, 2011

    “Will you be happy to see Mariah Carey on X Factor USA?”
    ………I guess
    Will I be watching?
    No

  24. Rihstan July 5, 2011

    I like this, I think if Mariah didnt let her ego take over she would be a great mentor and judge. I hope Simon is doing this as a way to intergreate her into the show more as i think he was desparate for her to be a judge but due to her new babies she understandably couldnt do it. Although for the 2nd season I would love for her to replace Paula Or Nicole as since Cheryl was fired ive lost interest as the female judges bore me.

  25. YOOSONDALOOSE July 5, 2011

    YESSS LOVE MARIAH! The X Factor works by each judge having their own group of contestants, over 25s, gorups, girls and boys, each judge gets a group and selects four people to go through and they take the 8 contestants to own of their homes and bring a friend in this case Mariah helps them choose which contestants to take through, only 2 episodes long 🙂

  26. JohnVidal July 5, 2011

    Who the hell is Sinitta???? LOL Don´t make me laugh
    If I am understanding correctly she is going to be a little bit on here and a little bit on there and nothing else right? It´not like being a judge and be “enslaved” for months.
    Anyway one of the greatest ever can do whatever she pleases: that´s Mariah Carey for you!!! 🙂

  27. lost1wons July 5, 2011

    i just get the feeling that all this x factor drama USA vs UK is plotted just to stir up ratings and viewer interest.

  28. Bobby Bulgaria July 5, 2011

    I just can’t wait to hear MARIAH’s new album whenever it comes out…

    She’s totally the BEST thing that EVER HAPPENED in the music world EVER…

    GOD loves HER, and she loves HIM… 🙂

  29. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) July 5, 2011

    Mariah would win big from being a JUDGE because this would give her back the respect she lost with ‘Touch My Body’, ‘Obsessed’ and ‘Up Out My Face’, but an advisor for Simon Cowell??She is almost a legend, that’s degrading for her.

  30. SerferTJ July 5, 2011

    I like the idea of Mariah being on the advisory pannel, and it would make for great television, but let’s face it, this show was a #FLOP even before it started.

    This whole f**kin show is probably the most POORLY-PLANNED EVENT IN THE HISTORY OF TELEVISION!!!!!!!!

    I’d rather just watch the classy UK version online than watch the TAKCY U.S. verison on my own television.

    And ppl think X-Factor is any kind of competition to “The Voice”…… #B*******!

  31. jamir21 July 6, 2011

    Yay ! Mariah !

  32. nice_gurl July 6, 2011

    Yes!! Mariah will be able to recognise real talent.

  33. Endri July 6, 2011

    Oh please cut the crap, how can x factor usa face The Voice please grow up, X factor’s league is much much higher, it felt so offensive, the voice is so unprofessional and cheap and the x factor is huge all around the world just make me a favor and remove that cause you make ridiculous sense.

  34. LaLa July 6, 2011

    Never watch X-Factor before… but I might watch this one. Because the fuss, drama & poor planned case. but I must say, Added Mariah is a great thing for X-Factor! (If only she’s the fulltime judge).

  35. JUDAS666 July 6, 2011

    I’M SURPRISED EVERYONE IS BIGGING UP FAT-RIAH. HAS ANYONE SEEN HER RECENT INTERVIEWS??? SHE HAS THE INTELLIGENCE OF A LIQUORED UP 5 YR OLD CHIC. CANT SPEAK, CANT TALK LIKE SOMEONE WHO IS SUPPOSEDLY IN HER 40’S. MUST BE ALL HE DRINKING SHE DOES… HELL, LARRY KING WAS MORE INTELLIGENT THAT FAT-RIAH THE LAST TIME SHE WAS ON CNN. FAT-RIAH HAS BEEN A MENTOR ON IDOL BEFORE. TOTALLY FORGETTABLE AND CERTAINLY DIDNT BRING SUPER HIGH RATINGS FROM HER APPEARANCE EITHER. PEOPLE HAVE SHORT MEMORIES. NEXT.

  36. Courtney July 6, 2011

    Mariah has no ego at all what so ever when you meet her as I should know because I did eight years ago. this is just another way to extend her brand that’s all it is. she’s already a legend most singers don’t get more than a ten year career and she’s had over double that think about it the only other female artist that comes close to her for #1’s that isn’t madonna or Whitney Houston is Diana Ross the Supremes had 12 #1’s and Diana had 6 as a solo artist which eaquls 18 same as what Mariah has. though she’ll probably eventually surpass the beatles who have 20 #1’s on the hot 100

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