But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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YES! We had hoped that she would be involved in some capacity!
Back before any of the X Factor/Cheryl Cole drama, there were reports that Simon Cowell was courting a then-very pregnant Mariah Carey for a position on the judges panel, and now, we've gotten word that the diva will in fact, being joining the reality situation, although as a mentor - much like Sinitta is on the UK version!
Although the original right-hand woman is not too happy about it, and reveals:
"Well, let's just say feathers will fly if Mariah takes my spot. Although she is a mega diva vocally, you can expect another 'X Factor' USA drama. I won't just roll over and take it. I hope she can run in high heels."
Although if we were Sinitta, we wouldn't run our mouth much more!
She does NOT want to incur the wrath of Mimi!
That being said, we think that she'll be a WONDERFUL addition to the show - and we're excited to see her show the contestants how a REAL diva werks it!
You go, gurl!
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