Mariah Carey Added to ‘X-Factor’
But wait -- does this mean she'll be a judge? In a word, no.
Cowell told radio personality Jackie Brown that Carey won't be on the judges' panel, due to her pregnancy, but she'll still be part of the show in some capacity.
"I think Mariah will have a role on the TV live shows," he said. "I met her recently and she was on great form. And her idea was to be the judge of the judges, which only Mariah could come up with. She'll be involved in some form. I literally adore her. I love her to bits."
Music mogul L.A. Reid is the only confirmed 'X Factor' judge thus far, though there have been reports that Cheryl Cole of the U.K. 'X Factor' will be joining the show, as well.
I don't think I have a problem with this. I think 'in her day' (let's say '91-'96) she was probably one of the most talented female vocalists of all-time, so I think her opinion carries some weight. However, she's not going to be a judge, so I suppose I will hold my thoughts until I see what capacity she's used in. - The Rob