'X-Factor': Should Mariah Carey be a judge?


As speculation about Simon Cowell's replacement on "American Idol" swirls, there's equal excited about whom Cowell might pick to sit on the judges panel on his new endeavor, the American version of "The X-Factor."


Mariah Carey is the latest name (after Paula Abdul of course) that's been dropped as a possible judge, according to Monsters and Critics.


Sinitta, a U.S.-born pop star who lives in and gained most of her fame in the UK, reveals what Cowell is up to.


"I think he's still working it out. He's still looking at slides of different people's profiles and different personalities, A-list celebrities," she says. "It's very exciting and I was like: 'Oh my God, yes, they'll be great! Oh my God! Oh my God!' But I kind of wanted everyone.


"People who are interested? Oh I'm not allowed to say. It's amazing how many people want to do it. Everybody from Mariah [Carey] ... okay I'm not saying any more! Lots of people want to do it."


For what it's worth, Carey wouldn't be a bad choice. She certainly has the artistic chops, is endlessly entertaining (rent "Glitter") and her husband, Nick Cannon, can give her pointers from his hosting gig from "America's Got Talent."


She was also one of our picks for artists we'd like to get the "Glee" Madonna treatment.


There's no word yet from Carey's reps commenting on the rumor.


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