Cheryl has been in talks for a permanent spot on the show for months, but what Mimi wants, Mimi gets.
Simon told the UK Mirror, “Look, I’ve said I’d love Cheryl out there but whether it will happen, who knows? Mariah Carey would be an amazing addition to the US show. And she’s exactly the right caliber of star that we want for the show. I can’t say more because it’s too early and I can’t say. But there will be surprises.”
And apparently Fox executives agree with Simon. “The Fox executives are totally against Cheryl joining the panel," said a source.
"Simon has put her forward and is trying to persuade them she’s perfect for the job. But they’re saying that together with her accent being difficult to understand, and nobody knowing who she is, she doesn’t have the star qualities to draw in an audience."
If you recall Mariah really wanted J.Lo's seat on American Idol, but it didn't work out for her. Who would you love to see on X-Factor, Mariah or Cheryl? Tell us below.