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Sunday 22 October 2017

Mariah in talks for American Idol?

Mariah Carey is rumoured to be in talks to join the judging panel on American Idol
Mariah Carey is rumoured to be in talks to join the judging panel on American Idol

Mariah Carey is reportedly in talks to join American Idol in the wake of Steven Tyler's exit.

The chart-topping singer - who was tipped for a slot on Simon Cowell's US X Factor before Britney Spears and Demi Lovato signed up - is considering joining the judging panel of the TV talent show, reports People.

An insider said the mother-of-two is "in play", adding: "They are in serious talks."

The news comes after Aerosmith rocker Steven announced he was leaving Idol after two seasons to focus on his music.

It seems there might be a complete shake-up on Idol as Jennifer Lopez, who had been sharing the judging panel with Steven and Randy Jackson, has also hinted that there is a good likelihood that she will not be back.

And Us Weekly is reporting that there are plans for Randy, the only original judge left, to move from the panel to a mentoring role on the show.

An insider claimed: "They are in serious talks with Mariah and it's very close to being a done deal.

"And they will move Randy into a more mentoring role."

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