‘Idol’ creates attachments, stirs memories

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IOL tonight sept 18  American Idol~1 AP New panellists Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj at a press conference on the set of American Idol on Monday, September 17. Photo: Michael Becker / FOX.

London - Mariah Carey’s husband convinced her to join the ‘American Idol’ panel.

The ‘Hero’ singer admitted she was initially wary of taking a role on the judging panel of the pop star search show but ‘America’s Got Talent’ host Nick Cannon talked her into it.

She said: “He really wanted me to do this. 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."

However, Mariah admitted she would have hated to be a contestant on the show when she was first starting out.

She said: "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." - Bang Showbiz

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