It is no secret that I am a huge fan of the reality sing shows, so I pay attention to any rumors, and rumors are floating around that Simon wants Mariah Carey to join the X-Factor judging panel. This after Paula Abdul was told that she will not be welcomed back.

No one know's if she will be a part of the show, but it is said through some of the internet gossip columns that Simon wanted Mariah last year but she wasn't available due to her mommy duties. Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj have also been rumored to be on Simon's short list for the next judge as well. I could be off here, but it looks like Simon is reaching for some HUGE stars for this next season!