What a great way to incorporate her into the franchise!
According to sources, she and Simon Cowell have been in discussions for the past eight weeks, and are planning to meet in Cannes this weekend to finalize a deal that will put the diva in the judges' house as a mentor during the US segment, and then as a one-time judge on the UK version!
A source explains:
“Simon has created a unique role just for Mariah after plans for her to be in the original US judging line-up fell through. Four months after having her babies, Mariah is ready to get back to business; she has lost so much weight for her small screen debut. The idea is for Mariah to assist Simon at the judges’ houses stage of the US show, as well as helping the other judges. It has yet to be confirmed, but the other plan is for her to be given a special, one-off fifth judge role on the British show.”
Sounds like we're going to be getting quite a bit of Mimi on both series!
Here's hoping it goes over well - we'd love to see her return as judge in the second season! She'd be AH-mazing!
What do U think?? Are U excited for Mariah to be coming to the X Factor?
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