Who will judge the judges? The thought might have crossed your mind more than once after seeing the coddling going on over at American Idol this season. Someone tell JLo to get her flawlessly manicured claws out! We saw her in Enough; we know what she’s capable of. Luckily, over on Simon Cowell’s X-Factor, Mariah Carey might be the judge of the judges, if she gets her way. “Her idea was to be the judge of the judges, which only Mariah could come up with,” Cowell said in an interview. “She’ll be involved in some form. I literally adore her. I love her to bits.”
While Carey might seem like a sweetheart, you don’t succeed in the music industry as long as she has without developing some serious bite, no matter how many Hello Kitty Snuggies you have laying around. The judges that might be feeling Mimi’s wrath will hopefully include Nicki Minaj and/or Nicole Scherzinger, neither of whom seems like she would hold her tongue if confronted with someone truly atrocious. Now we can start imagining how Carey will come flying in at the beginning of every episode, dressed Versace judicial robes and holding a giant rhinestone gavel. You know she already has them sitting in the back of one of her closets somewhere, so we’re a step ahead already.