Mariah Carey Set To Join ‘X-Factor’

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By: GangStarr Girl / April 19, 2011

Simon Cowell confirmed that Mariah Carey will take part in the American version of X Factor this fall but she won’t be a judge due to her soon to be birthed twins.

Via PopEater: “I think Mariah will have a role on the live shows,” Cowell told radio host Jackie Brown. “I met her recently and she was on great form.”

Carey will have her hands full in just a month when she gives birth to twins, making her unable to join Cowell and L.A. Reid as a judge in September. However, Cowell insists the singer will still have a part in X Factor.

“Her idea was to be the judge of the judges, which only Mariah could come up with,” Cowell said. “She’ll be involved in some form. I literally adore her. I love her to bits.”

Wow, Simon is actually capable of love. But anyway, there’s no word on who will fill the third judging seat when X Factor premieres, and for now Cowell is focusing on live auditions.