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Mariah Carey Confirmed For 'The X Factor'

8/25/2011 2:00pm EDT

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey will be joining The X Factor this season, according to husband Nick Cannon. The singer has been interested in being a part of the show since it was announced to be coming to U.S. shores. 

"Now it's official," Nick told Extra. "I still don't know what she's doing, but she's doing something! She's ready... she's excited!"

As Nick says, Mariah's role on the show has yet to be determined. It's unlikely the show would add another judge this late, so Mariah will either be a guest on the show or help mentor the contestants. The term being thrown around is "guest mentor" and "judge of the judges" for her role. 

The X Factor will debut on September 21.


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