American Idol is doing a really great job of keeping the second judge a big secret. Either that, or they really haven’t picked the second person yet. Stephen Tyler has been revealed as one of the judges on the panel, but the other one seems to be between Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey.
According to E!, Mariah is still in the running to become the other judge. A source says, "She wants it. She's seen what America's Got Talent has done for [hubby Nick Cannon] and thinks it will be a good career move."
"Randy and Mariah have great chemistry," says the source. However, nothing is set in stone as of yet.
Carey’s rep didn't confirm or deny the rumor, responding only that there is "nothing to report."
As for Steven Tyler, his is "all but a done deal" and an announcement will be made after the entire judges table is filled. Right now, the source says, the ideal plan is to have Randy Jackson, Tyler and Carey, with a possible alternating guest judge's chair.
We see Mariah filling the seat over J. Lo! What do you think?