Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Will Mariah Carey Replace Randy Jackson on ‘American Idol’?

Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Now that Steven Tyler has officially bailed on ‘American Idol‘ and Jennifer Lopez has followed suit, that’s two Chairs of Judgment that need to be filled. Or is it three?

Sources close to the show say Randy Jackson, the only original ‘Idol’ panelist left, is packing up his iffy fashion sense and hitting the door, too.

“[‘Idol’ producers] think they need to freshen everything up now,” a source told Us Weekly, adding that the musician and record producer may stay with the program in a “mentoring role.”

So who will fill all those empty spots at the judges’ table? One seat may go to pop superstar Mariah Carey. “They are in serious talks with Mariah and it’s very close to being a done deal,” a source said.

That would mean Mariah is going to be pretty busy — not only is she a mother of young twins, she’s also in the studio recording her next album.

Others in contention for judging slots include Adam Lambert, the flamboyant runner-up from the 8th season of the show, as well as Miley Cyrus, Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie, and possibly even Charlie Sheen (can you imagine?). Katy Perry was thought to be in the running too, but she recently squelched those rumors.

No matter who it winds up being, looks like there will be some big changes when ‘Idol’ returns to the airwaves for season 12 early next year.

Watch the Mariah Carey ‘Honey’ Video

Subscribe to 92.9 NIN Wichita Falls’ #1 Hit Music Station on

Best of 92.9 NIN

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for 92.9 NIN VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive 92.9 NIN VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.