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Mimoo To Replace J Lo On American Idol?!

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Now here's someone who has the talent to back up those diva demands!

Now that Jennifer Lopez has been axed from her judging position on American Idol, Nick Cannon has revealed that his wife, Mariah Carey, MAY be considering the job!

He reveals:

"You know what? She talks about it. She says, 'I would love to do that.' She is one of the greatest singers of our time; she would be great. I don't know if she has enough time, though, but if they could work with her schedule, I know she would love to do 'Idol.' Let's start the campaign!"


We definitely think Mimi could take a break from recording underwhelming albums and give advice to some of her little lambs on the Idol stage!

She also has just a touch of Paula Abdul's loopiness, don't you think?!

Inspired choice! If it's not US, it should definitely be HER!


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44 comments to “Mimoo To Replace J Lo On American Idol?!”

  1. 1

    that would be AMAZING!! i would totally start watching again if she were to be a judge!

  2. 2

    tbh - not a bad choice, at least she had some real talent at one point in time……..but, if they thought j-lo had outrageous diva demands they got something coming……………

  3. 3

    Just close the door on this tragic show…..

  4. 4

    Yes..she would be a better choice than JLo. However, isn't she just as demanding as JLO?

  5. 5

    Yep, I agree she should take a break from recording. Actually, I think she should just retire. She is no longer as famous as she used to be.

  6. 6


  7. 7

    I'm so tired of hearing about who is going to to be the new judge on AI!!!! Who cares….we'll find out in January.

  8. 8

    In between useless fertility treatments.

  9. 9

    I agree P, she has the talent to back up being a diva. She is a legitimate singer not a so-called triple threat.

  10. 10

    i would never miss a minute of this tired, played out show if mariah was a judge. i love her!

  11. 11

    Yesterday, after it was announced that JLo was no longer in the running for AI judge due to her "outrageous demands", my first thought was "Why don't they just hire Mariah Carey?" LOL! I mean, she's talented (which would put her in a good position to nurture newcomers)…she's got nothing else to do (her last album was a bomb and I think it's going to be difficult *at 40* to attain the popularity she once enjoyed)…she's goofy and entertaining…and she's close, personal friends with Randy Jackson!!! Who else could top THAT?! Plus, seriously… if you're going to make "diva demands" you MUST, by definition, be a DIVA. JLo is a spolied, petulant child - NOT a diva. MC FOR IDOL!

  12. 12

    For the first time i agree with Perez. Mariah is the only DFIVA today who has the talent to back it up. JLO is a mediocore inger with like 4 number 1# and Mariah has 18#. Plus atleast the criticism she gives will be on point because she accually knows how to sing, so yea i hope he goes on the show as the new Judge. Hopefully the third person is Clive Davis or Quincy Jones or atleast aperson who can spot ral talent. Randy, Mariah, Clive Davis YAY

  13. 13

    Good choice. 100 times better than JLO. Her husband does a great job on America's got talent. I vote for Harry Connick Jr.,Mariah and Steven Tyler or a record producer type.

  14. 14

    yeah, i am definitely gonna start watching that show if she's on~~~

  15. 15

    as long as the ban forever MARIAH CAREY night, i may watch it

  16. 16

    No. No. No and…oh yeah - No!

  17. JuNoZ says – reply to this


    I think she'd be great for the job.. Rooting for MiMi!!!!!

  18. 18

    if they got rid of J.Lo b/c she was being to big a diva with her demands then they are going to have it even worse with Mariah…she'll probably insist the set be pink and there be a Hello Kitty theme week

  19. 19

    She would be a great judge lol she knows music

  20. 20

    OMFG 3 mimi compliments in under seven days, im reading the wrong site.

    If you going to have a recording artist as a judge then Mariah Carey is the best choice, one of the greatest voices of our time, so if she tells someone they cant sing or their off key then we know shes right. she writes her own music and knows what works and what doesnt so if she says it was good song choice then it was a good song choice.


    mimi should joing the X FACTOR, american idol will die no matter who judges after the x factor comes along. same happened here in the uk. pop idol (orginal version of AI) went dead after X factor was born

  21. 21

    Good choice. Randy, Mariah, and Jessica Simpson. Dream Team.

  22. 22

    I love that her husband said "as long as they can work with her schedule". what would that be? her daily mani/pedi? no disrespect meant b/c she did have a great career - but it is pretty much over now??

    she should be thankful that they want her for one of the top rated shows in television. celebs get such a sense of entitlement and need to wake up and appreciate the opportunities they are given!

  23. 23

    I love Mimi and Nick…I think it will be a great idea…
    both March 27 babies :-)

  24. 24

    It's funny that Perez actually thought he had a shot.

  25. 25


  26. 26

    Re: April 20th – girl you dont know mariah?
    and like perez says! she has talent to back up the diva damands

  27. 27

    "AGREED"?!?!?! Really?! That'd be like Victoria Beckham sitting there watching you… (Yes, Mariah IS talented…HOWEVER…) She's SO full of herself…I can't IMAGINE her giving ANY positive feedback!! That would be HORRIBLE to watch (not that I've EVER watched the show)–since she has the personality of a shoe!!

  28. 28

    Perfect choice and a real DIVA,not a wannabe like J-lo

  29. 29

    100% AGREE!!! She would be great on AI! She is THE BEST SINGER OF ALL TIME! She would be critical precise but not mean. I love Mariah and would love to see her on Idol!!!

  30. 30

    Yes actually thats a great choice. Mariah should defintely do it!!

  31. 31

    YES! A Million times better than J LO. Mariah actually has TALENT and CAN SING unlike J LO. I would believe Mariah's comments and advise when it comes to singing way more than J Lo. I would NEVER take J LO's advise when it comes to singing!

  32. 32

    I LIKE THIS!!!! i was not excited at all about J.LO — but I really think that MC could do a great job!!!! Perfect. I hope it happens!

  33. 33

    im about ready to tell this show to shove it in-da-bot

  34. 34

    Mariah has the most annoying personality but I actually like her for this. Definitely a better choice than Jennifer Lopez. I haven't watched the show since Kelly, lol, but I think I'd watch just to see this nut job perform her nuttiness- she's such an act!

  35. 35

    Mimi definitely earned her Diva rights, I would Love to see her on Idol!!!

  36. 36

    I'd watch that.

  37. ONIT says – reply to this


    Oh no… you'll get the same diva problems you had with JLo but if you put a huge cake on the jury desk, she might do it for less. :)

  38. 38

    Please like her diva demands are gonna be any lower than J.Lo's!

  39. 39

    Never imagined her before but this is the best suggestion since Elton John. I feel she would be a little bit of everything plus she knows how to sing.

  40. 40

    Re: Narcoleptic_Sleep_Around – shows how much you know, she was a guest mentor on the x factor here in the uk, ans she helped them alot, one girl started crying because the song got to her, mariah gave her a hug and said 'use that emotion to express what the story of the song is' she gave everyone postive feedback and a couple of them she taught them now to build the verse to high note ect ect.

  41. 41

    Lol @ work with her schedule. Diva diva diva. The Mariah Diva bit is very beyond annoying now. Anyways, I don't like her marriage to Nick Cannon because they are both annoying but I can't deny that she's an amazing singer and J-Lo is a shitty singer so Mariah is a much better choice. Lol @ her husband being afraid if Eminem though.

  42. 42

    Her diva demands might be just as bad as J-Lo's but doesn't change the fact she's one of the biggest artists of all time and by far one of the best female singers in history.

  43. 43

    I LOVE Mariah Carey. She's a great choice for American Idol! I mean, at least she has musical talent - unlike JLO. Even though Mariah is the ultimate diva and can be demanding herself, she's still worth it because she's one of the greatest vocalists of all time and she'd provide a hell of a lot more to the show than JLO ever would - she can't even sing for crying out loud! I'd definitely tune in and watch American Idol (for the first time in YEARS) if Mariah Carey became a judge. I'd love to hear the advice she has for aspiring singers everywhere! And Steven Tyler is also a great choice! He's a great vocalist as well. Yay! :)

  44. 44

    First of all, relax people, it's just a comment. Nothing has been confirmed. Those who think Mariah is such a DIVA are wrong. Though she totally could be and has earned a right to be a huge DIVA, she remains a real person and would of coarse be an awesome mentor for the contestants. She was on AI once before as a guest mentor, did a great job and really cared about the contestants. In this crappy economy and Gagablah world, Mariah continues to do great music and never disappoints.