Earlier this year we reported that Simon Cowell was enamored with the idea of Mariah Carey joining the US version of his British talent show competition The X Factor. The English judge known for his brutally honest quips on American Idol said that the 41-year-old singer will be involved in the show in some form to “judge the judges.” Now, reports are emerging that Carey’s role may lean more towards a mentor position.
A source said Carey has always wanted to work with the show. “Mariah and Simon are great friends, and now [that] she has had her babies, it’s very possible that she will be involved [in] the later stages of the show,” said the source. The show is scheduled to premiere on September 21 on FOX.