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Mariah in talks for American Idol?

Mariah Carey is reportedly in talks to join American Idol in the wake of Steven Tyler's exit.

The chart-topping singer - who was tipped for a slot on Simon Cowell's US X Factor before Britney Spears and Demi Lovato signed up - is considering joining the judging panel of the TV talent show, reports People.

An insider said the mother-of-two is "in play", adding: "They are in serious talks."

The news comes after Aerosmith rocker Steven announced he was leaving Idol after two seasons to focus on his music.

It seems there might be a complete shake-up on Idol as Jennifer Lopez, who had been sharing the judging panel with Steven and Randy Jackson, has also hinted that there is a good likelihood that she will not be back.

And Us Weekly is reporting that there are plans for Randy, the only original judge left, to move from the panel to a mentoring role on the show.

An insider claimed: "They are in serious talks with Mariah and it's very close to being a done deal.

"And they will move Randy into a more mentoring role."

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