Is Mariah Carey returning to the talent show arena as a judge?
According to reports from the British press, the answer could very well be yes.
Several sources claim the
former vocal wonder is in talks to join judging panel of The X Factor UK.
If indeed true, the role would see Mimi star alongside Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh on the ITV1 hit. The 47-year-old would allegedly be replacing Nicole Scherzinger who is reportedly in contention for a role in the movie adaptation of ‘Wicked.’
When approached for comment, a spokesperson for the show offered the following in regard to Mimi:
“No formal decision has yet been made regarding the full judging panel for The X Factor 2017.”
The show wouldn’t be Mariah’s first foray into the realm of reality singing competitions. After all, who could forget the star’s ill-fated turn on ‘American Idol’ with Nicki Minaj?
As for the validity of her ‘X Factor’ recruitment? We’re skeptical. She commanded a colossal fee for American Idol, something ‘X Factor’ – in a smaller market – wouldn’t be able to match.
Still, Mimi is full of surprises these days, is on her business hustle proper, and could do with the show as a promotional platform. So who knows.