Does American Idol Want Mariah Carey as a Judge?

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Although rumors have been buzzing for weeks about Jennifer Lopez being a possible judge on American Idol next season, not many people know that another Latina songstress is also in the running.

Sources tell E! News that none other than Mariah Carey is in talks with the show's producers about possibly joining the cast. "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."

Reps for Carey refused to confirm or deny the rumors, saying only "There is nothing to report." Although Fox News is also refusing to comment on the situation, many are speculating that the ideal situation for them would be Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and Carey. "Randy and Mariah have great chemistry," says the source, but we all know things can change at any minute and Fox will not announce the judging line-up until all contracts have been signed and finalized.



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Mariela Rosario,

I'm a raging opinionista and I love to share my ramblings on everything from pop culture to food to stuff that makes me laugh & cry! I've worked in all types of media (TV, film, print) and was previously the online editor at Latina magazine before joining Mamás Latinas. On most nights you can find me working my way through my library of cookbooks or playing with my puppy Lola (my only child so far). I have a wonderful hubby who shares my passion for any and all kinds of travel. Together, we've formed a semi-professional wine drinking team.

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