Oh this is inneresting!!
"The Fox executives are totally against Cheryl joining the panel. They’re saying that together with her accent being difficult to understand, and nobody knowing who she is, she doesn’t have the star qualities to draw in an audience."
So who do they want to see sitting on that judges panel?
"Mariah Carey’s people say she’s fully behind the idea and they’re very interested in taking talks further. Mariah has already had the initial meeting with Fox, so she will more than likely take the spot Simon wanted for Cheryl."
The source added, "While Simon may want Cheryl, he understands Fox’s insistence that he delivers a strong panel to bring viewers, and therefore advertising, in and make as much money as they can."
And while we love Cheryl, she just doesn't compare to the vision of a double rainbow that is Mariah.
[Images via WENN.]