Mariah Carey would "love" to be a judge on 'American Idol'.
Her husband Nick Cannon - who also presents the US TV talent show - admits the 'Dreamlover' singer regularly talks about working on it, but he is unsure if she would be able to be a judge due to her other commitments.
Nigel Lythgoe wants Paula Abdul to return to 'American Idol'.
The 47-year-old singer quit her role on the judging panel last year - being replaced by Ellen DeGeneres - but now the show's executive producer wants her back, even though she recently signed a deal with rival US network CBS.
Ellen DeGeneres has quit 'American Idol', while Kara DioGuardi has reportedly been sacked.
The talk show host decided to quit her judging role after just one season because it wasn't the "right fit" for her, while the pretty songwriter is said to have been asked to leave as part of a shakeup of the programme following head judge Simon Cowell's departure.