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Simon Cowell: Mariah Carey Will Have a Role on 'X Factor'

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Singer Mariah Carey performs at the Gibson Amphitheatre on February 23, 2010 in Universal City, California. (Getty Images)more pics »Mariah Carey has a couple of new roles coming to her this year: She'll become a mom (of twins!) soon and will have some sort of role on TV talent show The X Factor, says the show's creator Simon Cowell.

Simon Cowell (Pacific Coast News) In a radio interview, Mr. Cowell said: “I think Mariah will have a role on the TV live shows. I met her recently and she was on great form. And her idea was to be the judge of the judges, which only Mariah could come up with.”

Simon is excited about having Mariah involved with The X Factor because he is such a big fan of her music. He added: “She'll be involved in some form. I literally adore her. I love her to bits."

As for the judging panel, only one person has been officially named: music bigwig LA Reid. Otherwise, rumors have gone around about stars like Cheryl Cole, Nicole Scherzinger, Jessica Simpson and Katy Perry taking seats with him.

Rihanna turned down an offer because she's too busy with her own music. She said: "It's something that I would have loved to do, actually. But our schedule doesn't allow it and it's a demanding schedule to be on that show. You have to be around months at a time, which is impossible for me."

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