Mariah Carey: ‘Nick Cannon Persuaded me to Join Idol’
Posted by Adam
Friday December 14, 2012
MARIAH Carey says husband Nick Cannon convinced her join the American Idol judges’ panel.
The superstar singer was initially wary of taking a role on the judging panel of the pop star search show but Cannon talked her into it.
“He really wanted me to do this,” she said. “I had my own kind of reservations about it because I didn’t know how I would adapt to the situation. It’s a huge deal.
“I get really attached to certain people for different reasons whether it’s their story or what it mainly is is talent. Sometimes I see myself in some of the contestants when I first started and I’m glad I didn’t have to do a show like this. I would have hated it!
“It’s been really fun. We’re still in the beginning stages but I’ve learned a lot. I want to continue to be the best I can be in order to help contestants. It’s that for me.
“I don’t know if I have a judging style. I try to speak as frankly as possible, but as kindly as possible not sugar coating the whole thing because that does nobody any good and that’s boring to watch.”