​Mariah Carey Joins American Idol As Judge​​

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July 14, 2021

Mariah Carey may be the next American Idol judge as Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler have left the panel, and sources say that she’s “in serious talks” for be on the talent show.

Mariah Carey

Judging a music competition show may not be that big of a stretch for Carey. Her name popped up as a possible replacement for Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger after the first season of the American version of “X-Factor.”

In addition, “Idol” might be a good home for Carey since her manager is veteran judge Randy Jackson. Jackson also said in February that while the superstar diva would be “amazing” giving critiques on “X Factor,” he added that he didn’t think Carey would actually join Simon Cowell on his latest TV venture. Maybe they were plotting an “Idol” move all along?

However, according to US Weekly, Carey and Jackson won’t be dishing out advice next to each other at the judges’ table since Jackson might be the next to exit the show.

Tyler made his decision on Wednesday.

“After some long … hard … thoughts … I’ve decided it’s time for me to let go of my mistress ‘American Idol’ before she boils my rabbit,” the Aerosmith singer said in a statement. “I strayed from my first love, Aerosmith, and I’m back — but instead of begging on my hands and knees, I’ve got two fists in the air and I’m kicking the door open with my band.”

Lopez is flirting with the idea.

“I’ve enjoyed it so much, but I am thinking it’s maybe time for me to go and do other things I really love to do like films … and performing,” Lopez said on “Today.” “I know everybody wants that definite ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ and … all I can let you in on is my own thought process with it, because that’s where I truly am.”