Mariah Carey To Join ‘The X Factor UK’?

Published: Saturday 13th May 2017 by Sam

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.

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  1. Kemar (@S_C_Jr on Twitter) May 13, 2017

    She better not!

    • Lambily May 13, 2017

      U mean she better.

      Simon adores and respects her. and have also said once before that Mariah can do whatever she wants kn x-factor. She would never disrespect her like idol did.

  2. josh May 13, 2017

    I think she would be much better suited as a judge here, rather than on Idol! I say, if she’s going to another reality show, this one is the pick!

  3. Mariah May 13, 2017

    .Mariah i likes she said 10 cent 60 pct the same as

  4. NOBITCHASSNESS May 14, 2017

    I mean why not, she becomes so popular around Christmas in the UK.

  5. Musika May 15, 2017

    She’ll fight off any female that sits with her on the panel like last time. I think it would be a lot safer if Sharon Osborne took another series off the show. Just make it a 3 male 1 female panel.

  6. Dane May 16, 2017

    Rashad is such a better writer. I’m not even a big Mariah fan and these Mariah jabs are uncalled for.

  7. the blues April 16, 2018

    id like her to join, but would also like louis walsh to leave, he just puts singers through that can never sing a note

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