Nick Cannon: Mariah Carey Will Be 'Toughest' Judge On 'American Idol'

Any contestants hoping to win over new American Idol judge Mariah Carey shouldn’t expect an easy ride, at least according to the superstar singer’s husband Nick Cannon, who revealed that she will be the ''toughest judge'' on the panel.

''She’s very serious about music and singing. She’ll probably be the toughest judge that’s ever been on (the) show,'' Cannon told Access Hollywood, of his Grammy award-winning wife.

Cannon also hinted that viewers will be able to see another side of Mimi, one that only he has seen so far.

''People don’t know my wife’s sense of humour'' he revealed.

''They’re about to get the whole Mariah Carey, raw and uncut! And see the woman that I fell in love with,'' added the host of America’s Got Talent.

Just don’t expect the 42-year-old to give up her diva ways. ''Nah, that ain’t happening,'' laughed Nick. ''It’s Mariah Carey time!''

Mariah, who’s new single ‘Triumphant (Get ‘Em)’ is set to debut next month, was just this week announced as the newest ‘Idol’ judge, replacing Jennifer Lopez.

The ‘Obsessed’ singer’s contract is reportedly worth $10 million dollars. She will take a seat at the judges table alongside Randy Jackson when season 12 premieres in January on Fox.


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