“I think Mariah will have a role on the live shows. I met her recently and she was on great form. Her idea was to be the judge of the judges, which only Mariah could come up with," Cowell DJ Brown on her 92.9ZZU radio show.
Cowell has earlier appointed record executive Antonio L.A. Reid to the X Factor's judging panel. He is yet to reveal the names of other judges. The auditions for the show will begin this spring. Winner of the show will be rewarded with a $5 million recording contract from Cowell's Syco/SonyMusic imprint.