by: Carl Lamarre
After weeks of speculation in regards to Jennifer Lopez being cast as the new judge on American Idol, new rumors have circulated. Because of excessive demands, it has been reported by E! that the show has ousted Lopez, and have found another songstress to occupy the judge’s chair for this upcoming season. That songstress comes in the form of Mariah Carey.
According to a source, Carey is vehemently vying for a spot on one of America’s most celebrated TV show. “She wants it,” says the source. “She’s seen what America’s Got Talent has done for [hubby Nick Cannon] and thinks it will be a good career move.”
Though Carey’s reps have neither denied nor confirmed these reports, they were able to comment to the media by bluntly saying: “There is nothing to report.” Still, despite that comment, many have already boasted about the possibility of developing such a trio of judges consisting of Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler, and Carey, especially because of the established chemistry between Jackson and Carey. “Randy and Mariah have great chemistry,” says the source.
Only time will tell if Carey chooses to step onboard. As many have seen in past, singers – like Lopez – have snubbed the chance of replacing Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul for numerous reasons.