Mariah Carey Reveals 'American Idol' Judging Style

Mariah Carey is sure to hit the ground running as a new judge on Fox’s American Idol.

The Grammy-winning sensation started her first round of auditions, along with Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, and Randy Jackson, this past weekend in New York City.

When it comes to her judging style, Mimi told the Hollywood Reporter, “I try to be honest and I try to be constructive.” The “Always Be My Baby” also said her criticism comes with years of experience, "I'm a producer and I'm a songwriter, and I look at myself as a singer as kind of third.”

She added, “But I look at these kids as though we're in the studio producing a record. And if I feel they should have done something a certain way, I'll say, 'you can try this, you can try this,' only in a constructive way, to sort of be a guide and someone to give them guidance rather than, like, judging somebody."

Several rumors claim that Mariah and Nicki have already bumped heads since ruling at the judge’s table, but when it comes to sharing the limelight with the “Starships” rapper, the veteran songstress said, “You know what, I think the whole thing is going to be an experience that unfolds each day.”

We can’t wait to watch it unfold! Are you excited about the next season of American Idol?