Jennifer Lopez Quits ‘American Idol,’ Is Mariah Carey Her Replacement?

Mariah Poses in Aspen
Mariah Carey strikes her best pose for the paparazzi.
There has been a long standing feud between Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez, so the news that Mariah is in serious talks to join the show is major.

“She’s in play,” an insider tells People. “They are in serious talks.”

Lopez told Ryan Seacrest this morning, “I honestly feel like the time has come that I have to get back to doing the other things that I do that I put … on hold because I love Idol so much. I could do Idol for the rest of my life,” she said, “but that would be giving up a bunch of other things. We had an amazing run.”

With Jennifer officially out, it definitely looks like all the current judges won’t be around next season.

She would be taking a big risk joining the show, but my gut tells me that Mariah thinks that she can improve the ratings and therefore one up Lopez. 

Carey would definitely make for some entertaining television. If you’ve seen any of her spots on QVC, you know what I’m talking about.

Would you like to see Mariah join American Idol?