American Idol: Mariah Carey Will Be 'The Toughest Judge' Says Nick Cannon

26 July 2012

Make way Simon, Mimi’s about to give you a run for your money.

According to her hubby Nick Cannon, the mother of his two children and brand new American Idol judge will not be sugar-coating her critiques of the aspiring contestants. 

“She’s very serious about music and signing,” Cannon, 31, told Access Hollywood backstage at Wednesday’s America’s Got Talent. “She’ll probably be the toughest judge that’s ever been on the show.”

The five-time Grammy winning Carey, 42, not only has strong opinions to bring to the table, but also a side that her fans will be able to see for themselves.

“She’s going to be amazing… people don’t know my wife’s sense of humor,” he explained. “They’re about to get the whole Mariah Carey, raw and uncut! And see the woman that I fell in love with.”

It's hard for skepticism not to surround the notorious diva of pulling her antics on the live show this season.

“Nah, that ain’t happening,” Cannon said. “It’s Mariah Carey time!”

The twelfth season of American Idol premieres on Fox in January 2013.

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