July 05, 2011 10:00 AM by Lisa Princ
FOX‘s X Factor hasn’t even aired yet, but we’ve already heard all about the drama behind the scenes, and now there is even more drama going on just as Mariah Carey has signed on the series! Read on for all the details!
Simon Cowell was rumored to be asking Mariah Carey to join the judging panel earlier this year for The X Factor, and he has gotten his wish – sort of. Mariah Carey has just signed on the show to mentor the contestants, much like how Sinitta, a British singer and actress, has mentored those on the UK version of the show.
As much as we love that we will get Mariah Carey on our version, not everyone is so happy about it. In fact, Sinitta recently told the Daily Star: “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.”
The 42 year old ex-girlfriend of Simon Cowell also stated earlier this year that she would be on hand at anytime if Simon needed her for the US X Factor. And despite her harsh words for Mariah, Simon is definitely happy with Mariah’s decision as he said: “I literally adore her. I love her to bits.”
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