Contact Us

Katy Perry + Mariah Carey in Talks to Join ‘X Factor’

Katy Perry, Simon Cowell, Mariah Carey
Jeff Bottari / Mark Davis / Stuart Wilson, Getty Images

While ‘X Factor‘ fans will surely miss Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, their exits may be blessings in disguise. Rumor has it that Simon Cowell has his eye on two record setting pop divas to join his panel: Katy Perry and Mariah Carey!

Following the news of Abdul, Scherzinger and host Steve Jones’ departures, massive speculation arose as to who will fill their respective roles. The loudest whispers have been about Perry (who was a guest judge (and outspoken champion for runner up Adam Lambert) during Cowell’s time at ‘American Idol‘), and Carey.

Cowell has already expressed tremendous interest in attaching Carey to his pet project, a feeling she’s reciprocated. Cowell was determined to find a role for Carey on the first season of ‘X Factor,’ but fate had other plans: When it was decided that she would be his guest judge during the judges’ home auditions, Hurricane Irene grounded her flight. Okay, so maybe it was fate and a paycheck that did it: in December, Carey asked for $300,000 to perform ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ with Justin Bieber, but her fee was denied.

Other stars have been thrown into the mix as well. Cowell’s former ‘X Factor’ U.K. judge Cheryl Cole‘s name has made a resurgence in rumors since her replacement Scherzinger left. Perhaps the most interesting, surprising, and admittedly least likely addition is the Harajuku Barbie herself, Nicki Minaj.

While Abdul and Scherzinger each brought their own special charm and chemistry to the show, we can’t wait to see what surprises Cowell has up his sleeves.

More from K945

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 points and 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 points, 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 with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://k945.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, 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.

Register on K945: The Hit Music Channel quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on K945: The Hit Music Channel quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!