American Idol lost Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez…..but they are hoping to land the mother of all divas; Mariah Carey.
The show’s producer’s are said to be clamoring for Mimi to join the judges panel, and the talks are getting pretty heavy.
A person familiar with the show’s negotiations says Carey is being pursued to join the judging panel of the Fox talent competition, according to the Associated Press.
The source requested anonymity because of the private nature of negotiations, which were termed as serious. Carey has also been courted by other talent competitions, and her name has been thrown out in the past for “Idol” and other shows.
Randy Jackson, who is a manager, producer and friend of Carey’s, is the only judge left. There are reports that Jackson’s role may shift as well.
If Carey were to join, she’d bring considerable expertise on hitmaking: The Grammy-winner is one of the best-selling artists of all time, with numerous No. 1 hits. She’s currently working on a new album, her first since her twins were born last year.
Mariah’s hubby Nick Cannon says that if they want his superstar wife, they will have to pay up.
“If they paid J.Lo $20 million, they may have to pay her double!” says Nick.
How much ya got A.I.?