Mariah Carey came to fame for her powerhouse vocal chords – but does she have what it takes to mentor aspiring singers?
Upon Steven Tyler’s confirmation that he will not return to the American Idol judges’ table – and amid buzz that Jennifer Lopez is likely following in his footsteps – Carey, 42, may be making her way to the Fox singing competition.
“She’s in play,” an insider tells PEOPLE. “They are in serious talks.”
Not that is seems like a bad gig: “I love everybody. I love all the guys on the show,” Lopez told the Today show upon hinting, “I am thinking that it’s time for me to go.”