Fox broadcasting presented a panel for ‘The X-Factor’ to the Television Critics Association via satellite from Miami, and Cowell offered up his opinion on Mariah Carey being the new addition to his former show, ‘American Idol.’
Of the new hire, Cowell explained, “I’m happy for her actually,” Cowell said, adding, “I like Mariah. I think she’s going to find it difficult to say no. You’ve got to say no to people. She’s sweet but I think she’ll be great. I got wind of this last week so I knew it was going to happen.”
Idol is still seeking out a third judge for the upcoming season, to join Carey and Randy Jackson, and some possible names being thrown around are Nick Jonas and Alanis Morissette.
Simon Cowell’s ‘X-Factor’ will have a new look this season as well, with Britney Spears and Demi Lovato joining him and L.A. Reid on the judges panel. The search is still on for a host of the series’ second season, after Steve Jones was let go following season one as well.