Simon Cowell Talks Mariah Carey, Beyonce On Season 2 Of X Factor USA

Published: Tuesday 7th Feb 2012 by Rashad

 

It’s certainly been a game of musical chairs (literally) since X Factor USA’s Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger found themselves axed from the judges panel.  With rumors swirling at who would be the ladies’ replacements, no two names have been mentioned more than vocal powerhouses Mariah Carey and Beyonce.  Both of whom have made headlines in the last year for new additions to their families, the mommy musicians have had the industry abuzz with news of Cowell’s interest in their seating on the judges row.

As reports began to surface that Simon offered the ‘Upgrade U’ diva $100 million dollars (some reports claiming $500 million) just to guest the judges bench and Nick Cannon reportedly slamming suggestions of wife Mariah’s involvement, the X Factor craftsman has finally decided to come forth to set the record straight on both ladies’ potential involvement on the show.

Will we be viewing the ‘Vision of Love’ diva on X Factor or the ‘Baby Boy’ beauty? See Simon as he talks X Factor with EXTRA below (you may be surprised at the answer):


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  1. White girl mob February 7, 2012

    Hey Simon why don’t you give kreayshawn a call she will join the cast of x factor she has a big fanbase plus she can draw in ratings to. Beyonce & Mariah are garbage there music is weak there fanbase is weak.

    Kreayshawn is your girl get her on the phone

  2. King Z February 7, 2012

    damn! no beyonce or mariah! simon sucks.

    @white girl mob
    i can’t with you! wtf is a kreayshawn. sounds like a disease or bacterial classification. gurl BOOM

  3. Man-TAK-eee February 7, 2012

    Quite obvious, simon is looking for someone who is cheap enough yet name recognition enough to do the show… Bottomline the show sucks like Idol because they they make funny gag contestants who cant sing s*** to make wise crack auditions. That’s lame and only works for a several times. The Voice doesnt have that crapola installed. They get right to business with good singers up front. They make the contestants the star of the show whereas Idol and xfactor make the judges the stars and uses contestants for gags to spike up ratings. That always fails cause the viewers arent stupid like when Idol came out 10yrs ago. The Voice bypasses all that nonsense.

  4. teamfoxydondiva February 7, 2012

    Judging is for fallen stars ..jlo fa instance…..

  5. Bey is legend February 7, 2012

    Lawd this cant be happening. Beyonce please donyt do it, we r gonna have it review my fan cert if u agree to do reality tv. Simon is one et vulture. All his emphasis are on judges for the benefit of ratings hence more money for him. Judges should be able to do their job w/o pressure of drummin in ratings. If it’s good people will watch. Anyways dont even care BEYONCE DONT DO IT!

  6. Courtney February 7, 2012

    Simon will never get Mariah she’s too important in the business to agree to judge his crappy talent show. besides she’s also to kind to people to be honest when somebody sucks at singing and cut them off. plus right now she’s got to many other important things on her plate to devoted the time needed to a job like that chief among them is motherhood she doesn’t want her kids calling their nannies mom like Angelina Jolie’s children do

  7. ThatBoyLuke February 7, 2012

    @Courtney lmao at “she doesnt want her kids calling the nannies mom like Angelina Jolie”, there are tons of pics of Angelina out with her kids having fun and she and BP always make sure one of them isn’t working at the same time as the other so that they can be with the kids, i doubt Mariah can manage 2 kids without a Nanny let alone 6.

  8. Sedive February 7, 2012

    Get Kelly Rowland.!!!

  9. number1k9 February 7, 2012

    Hell Simon I’ll work 10 hour-7 day work weeks, travel, etc.

    I have a recent music degree, young, and have an ear for great Pop music! Plus I’ll do it for a fraction of the cost you had to pay even Nicole Scherzinger or Steve Jones! LOL

    I really hope Beyonce and Mariah Carey are not anywhere on his mind/lists. Same with super currently successful acts like Katy Perry, Rihanna, etc.

    One of the people who I think would make a great judge is Fergie! If you wanna read why I think Fergie makes a great judge and two other people I think would make great judges, come view my article on my blog: Click my name for the link to my site ^above, leave comments! ! ! Thanks!

  10. jugs February 7, 2012

    @WHITE GIRL MOB … ive been visiting this site for years.. and not once have i ever commented on a post. however recently ive seen you pop up in the comments section talking about KREAYSHAWNNanana or whatver homegirl called. WHO THE F*** IS SHE?! ARE YOU DUMB?! i just couldnt hold back. had to set you straight. kreyayshawn is nothing. your comparing her to beyonce, rihanna, xtina etc.. she comes no where near. so get your DELUDED HEAD ouf of her a*** and grow the f*** up. everyone has the right to express their opinion but seriously your opinion is DUMB AND UNEDUCATED… you talk about kreyashawana bang bang as tho she gon run the world at the click of a finger.
    kreawshawn does not have a viable fan base, therefore you cant say mariah and beyonce have weak fan bases… beyonce could announce a tour for an arena holding 2 million and it would be sold out in 5 minutes..kreayshawn however.. she wouldnt even reach 100. so shut the F up about that ho and stop disrespecting other artists who deserve alot more than your trash talk.
    PEACE

  11. Legendtina February 7, 2012

    Simmon needs to just accept the fact that this show was a failure to launch and was slayed by The Voice, just like American Idol

  12. Legendtina February 7, 2012

    Beyonce would NEVER!

  13. tyra February 7, 2012

    ALL THIS PUBLICITY IS PUTTING OF THE PEOPLE EVEN WATCHING HIS STUPITD ASS SHOW ALL THIS SPECULATION HIRING AND FIRING PEOPLE IS A LOAD OF BS HE JUST NEEDS TO GET A FINAL JUDGING PANEL AND STICK WITH IT AND STOP LEAKING RIDICULOUS STORIES BEYONCE OR MARIAH WOULD NEVER STOOP SO LOW

  14. KAT DELUNA FAN February 7, 2012

    Beyonce’s career is fulled with stupid rumors,as a fan l am use to it.I dont know why some people even bother asking/responding to the coonery.

  15. Joke. February 7, 2012

    Beyonce and Mariah are WAYYYYY to bloody busy with their own careers to be a judge on a TV program. J.Lo and Christina hit a career stalls when the choose to join these panels. Paula wrote the book on that. Mariah and Beyonce hard at work at their next smash hit albums, not to mention their babies!! No Chance.

    I Think one of the Spice Girls would be an amazing choice!!! Victoria or Geri would kill it and the audience would lovem.

  16. THE REAL TYLER February 7, 2012

    @JUGS

    THANK YOU!!!!!

    @WHITEGIRLMOB

    IM NOT GOING TO BASH YOU BUT… JUST A GENERAL QUESTION… IF KREAYSHAWN IS SOOOO HUGE, WHY IS NO BLOGSITE REPORTING ABOUT HER? AND WHY IS HER MUSIC NOT ON THE RADIO
    OR EVEN ON THE TOP100 CHARTS ON THE BILLBOARD OR HELL ITUNES FOR THAT MATTER? WHY IS IT SO HARD FOR HER TO REACH 1,000,000 VIEWS ON YOUTUBE AND IN 1 VIDEO BEYONCE AND ALL THE OTHER ARTIST CAN REACH TWICE THAT?

    I UNDERSTAND YOU WANT TO REP HER! AND A TRUE STAN YOU ARE AND I RESPECT THAT ABOUT YOU, HOWEVER YOU HAVE TO LEARN IF YOU WANT YOUR VOICE TO BE HEARD THEN YOU NEED TO QUIT BASHING OTHERS WHO ARE SHITTING ON YOUR FAV…

    #REALTALK

  17. yc18 February 7, 2012

    Beyonce said she could never be a judge bc she cant say no and also she is gonna be filming a star is born soon so I dont think she would take the offer

  18. Jasmine February 7, 2012

    I have not watched that show yet but every time I go to the gym they have it on one of the tvs. I think the show is good for the UK but bringing the same show to the US it kind of like putting out a copycat show. Since when are getting a group of judges a big issue or a big challenge? Obviously the rumor droppings were publicity stints that were fails. It would be better if they were attempting to fill a void in tv shows…what I mean is that the Voice and American already have the reality music competition show formats covered so there is not a void for X Factor to fill. Maybe with a different concept and something brand new for the US audience another type of show would be a success.

  19. Jasmine February 7, 2012

    I have not watched that show yet but every time I go to the gym they have it on one of the tvs. I think the show is good for the UK but bringing the same show to the US it kind of like putting out a copycat show. Since when are getting a group of judges a big issue or a big challenge? Obviously the rumor droppings were publicity stints that were fails. It would be better if they were attempting to fill a void in tv shows…what I mean is that the Voice and American Idol already have the reality music competition show formats covered so there is not a void for X Factor to fill. Maybe with a different concept and something brand new for the US audience another type of show would be a success.

  20. mr.m February 7, 2012

    EPIC FAIL

    The Voice >>>> X Factor + AI

    Xtina >>>>>>> Thiefyonce + Whoriah

    PERIOD

  21. aubreyodayzman February 7, 2012

    he need someone like aubrey o day from danity kane she would be right for the X Factor she already live in Los angles and she don’t have any kids she would be right for the show..

  22. FierceRokstar February 8, 2012

    There’s a Reason why JLo & Xtina are on those shows
    & Mariah Carey & Beyonce aren’t… Just Sayin.

    JLo & Xtina are still trying to Revive their careers.
    I mean just compare their last album sales to Mariah/Bey’s last sales.

  23. Teacher February 8, 2012

    mr.m
    February 7, 2012 at 10:35 pm
    EPIC FAIL

    The Voice >>>> X Factor + AI

    Xtina >>>>>>> Thiefyonce + Whoriah

    PERIOD
    _______________________

    Mariah’s not a w**** lol

  24. lifee February 8, 2012

    Another rumor Beyonce team started… great.

  25. KD February 8, 2012

    Beyonce would NEVER…she is too much of a star, lets leave such gigs for the lessors.

  26. DUNKFAN February 8, 2012

    Beyonce is To much of a star, but quick to sell Direct T.V and Hair Dye? LMAO

  27. AYNON February 8, 2012

    if Beyonce was a judge it would become the B Factor.

  28. HBF82 February 8, 2012

    @THATBOYLUKE Navigate your anger and bitterness towards personal advancement or stay a random avatar forever.

  29. TheMan4u February 8, 2012

    people are saying its a downgrade for mariah but what else is she doing right now, jenny craig, selling stuff on HSN? she is at a crossroads in her career and needs all the promo she can get to get back on radio and sell some records and X-factor could do that for her. I dont think Hollywood is banging on her door with offers

  30. 10STARGATE February 8, 2012

    I honestly think that Toni Braxton should join X-Factor. Toni helped L.A. Reid earn the title of super producer when she became the “First Lady of LaFace”, his former record label with singer Babyface. She is also testimony to the success that the competitors could achieve with L.A. Reid since the winner will sign to his label, Epic Records. Additionally, X-Factor is missing that spark between the judges that American Idol had and The Voice has. Toni could bring it. She has had some well publicized disputes with L.A. Reid in the past. She sued LaFace Records in the late 90s and then during her second pregnancy she had a huge falling out with L.A. after leaving his label and they have just come back to speaking terms. This could make for great drama and lots of competitive tension between the two.

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