Judge Steven Tyler confirmed he will not be returning to the popular reality show, and Jennifer Lopez hinted that she'll more than likely leave the show after just two seasons.
A source tells People that Carey is in "play" and that she is in "serious" talks to join the show. If she does come on board, she'll join longtime friend, collaborator and ever-present judge Randy Jackson on the upcoming season.
With that said, do you think Carey has what it takes to mentor America's newest crop of aspiring singers? Or is there someone else you feel is better suited for the job?
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