Mariah Carey Wants Pharrell To Judge ‘American Idol’, Nick Jonas Also In Talks

Mon, July 30, 2012 5:07pm EDT by 17 Comments
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Now that J Lo and Steven are out, ‘American Idol’ producers are looking for new judges to fill their seats — and we have exclusive details!

Mariah Carey has already officially signed on to be a judge for the next season of American Idol. Producers are now in talks with Nick Jonas and Pharrell to fill the vacant seats left at the judges table!

According to US WeeklyRandy Jackson is being moved into a “mentoring role”, so there are now two available judges positions.

A source tells Hollywoodlife.com exclusively that it was Mariah’s idea to add Pharrell as a judge because she is “really interested in working alongside him.”

Mariah really wants Pharrell or an R&B artist to join her at the judges tables. The source added, “The people at Fox and Idol are very much taking her requests seriously.”

According to US Weekly, producers are close to signing Pharrell and are currently negotiating his contract. “Everything is looking good, but they’re still working out details,” an insider says.

In addition to Pharrell, Idol producers are currently pursuing Nick for a judges position. “Nick is pretty close to signing to be the Idol judge,” a source tells US Weekly. “They flew him in to L.A. last week for final meetings.”

According to the source, Idol producers want Nick because they “think he can help bring that younger demo to the show.”

HollywoodLifers, do YOU think Nick and Pharrell would be good Idol judges? Vote below!

US Weekly

– Reporting by Russ Weakland, Written by Jenny Pickard

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Sharon

Posted at 3:30 PM on September 3, 2012  

First of all who cares who Mariah wants sitting on the judges panel. Is this her show or is Fox still running things. Another thing how can Pharrell be close to signing when you and other tabloids have been reporting that so is Nicki Minaj and a few others. How many judges does that make now that are definitely going to sign. What a crock.

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J. Keeney

Posted at 10:26 PM on September 2, 2012  

How about Harry Connick Jr? He was a great help to the contestants when he was on.

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ed

Posted at 8:14 AM on August 22, 2012  

AI, you gotta know when to fold em! Say goodbye already.

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Lory Mendoza Ramirez

Posted at 2:33 AM on August 21, 2012  

same here i dnt like either of those artist and im not so crazy about mariah carie .. i think alicia keys or seal are a perfect candidate for this position.

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lovingadam1031

Posted at 3:31 PM on September 3, 2012  

Sounds like you want an old black panel. Interesting. Mariah, Seal and Alicia. Hum…

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alyssa

Posted at 6:23 PM on August 19, 2012  

Ugh! If Nick becomes a judge, i’m not going to watch!

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Bob Gargiulo

Posted at 9:21 AM on August 17, 2012  

Nick Jonas can’t remember words to his own songs!!! How can he be a judge ? lol

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ANONYMOUS

Posted at 11:25 PM on August 15, 2012  

THOUGHT ADAM LAMBERT WOULD BE A GOOD JUDGE, NOT ONE OF THE JONAS KIDS.

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Terry McCain

Posted at 11:16 PM on August 15, 2012  

Nick Jonas…your kidding right…is he old enough to drive??? American Idol fans deserve someone who has a mentoring back ground…like Jimmy V…

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Sandy

Posted at 3:04 PM on August 15, 2012  

I loved watching Idol because of Jennifer and Steven. I probably won’t watch it this year. Don’t like the picks for judges! what happened to Adam Lambert? I thought he was in the running?

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J. K.

Posted at 10:32 PM on September 2, 2012  

Wont watch Adam Lambert.

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lovingadam1031

Posted at 3:32 PM on September 3, 2012  

Good don’t watch Adam would make best judge.

 
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Kim

Posted at 6:45 PM on August 14, 2012  

What a joke this show has become. Just end it already!

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lovingadam1031

Posted at 7:35 PM on August 8, 2012  

Oh so now the DIVA is telling producers what to do and who to hire? Who the heck does she think she is? If either Nick or Pharrell are on that panel it’s over for AI. Who would even tune in to watch? I was so disappointed with the choice of Mariah as she is the biggest diva who is lucky she has this job and then to dictate to FOX and AI who to hire. This is more than ridiculous. I shall not watch this show again for sure.

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Shaun

Posted at 12:21 AM on August 16, 2012  

I love Mariah, She is so qualified to be the judge as she is so experienced and successful in music industry, She will be the reason for me to watch IDOL.

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Lory Mendoza Ramirez

Posted at 2:35 AM on August 21, 2012  

i am so with ya
cant stand her

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Felicia Cain

Posted at 7:18 PM on September 4, 2012  

YALL CAN’T STAND THEM……….IS IT BECAUSE THEY MAKE BILLIONS AND YOU DON’T? LOL GIVE ME A BREAK! LIKE YOU KNOW THEM PERSONALLY. MARIAH HAS THE PERFECT BACKGROUND FOR THIS JOB AND THAT MY DEARS, IS WHY THEY HIRED HER ON.

 
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