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American Idol Judges Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey Were In Talks to Replace Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green on ‘The Voice’

September 18, 2012 12:00 PM by Shayla Perry

NBC may have spared us the never-ending guessing game that American Idol put us through when it  came to replacing Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green for The Voice‘s 4th season (thank you NBC!), but now that the word is out that their chairs will be filled by Shakira and Usher, sources have revealed that before landing on the judges’ panel of the FOX reality show, both Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey were being considered for the positions.Would Minaj and Carey be better as coaches on The Voice or as American Idol judges? Would Shakira and Usher have made good Idol judges? Is it too late to switch?!

If you’re still trying to wrap your brain around the thought of Nicki Minaj on the American Idol judges’ panel (don’t worry, you’re not alone!), imagine this: Nicki and Mariah sitting alongside Adam Levine and Blake Shelton on The Voice!

It may seem outrageous — yet still a little more sensible than Nicki on Idol — but sources now say that the “Starships” rapper and the Grammy-winning vocalist were both approached to replace Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green as producers searched for artists to man their chairs in the show’s upcoming fourth season.

Obviously, the deals didn’t go through, with Nicki and Mariah landing on Idol and The Voice going with R&B singer,  Usher, and Latin sensation, Shakira, but kudos to everyone for keeping the whole search under wraps for so long!

Tell us RTVM: Do you think Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey would’ve been better on The Voice, or are they in the right place on American Idol? Sound off below!

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Topics: American Idol, FOX Reality TV Shows, NBC Reality TV Shows, The Voice |

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