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Mariah Carey

I Could Judge 'Idol' ...

BY MYSELF!

9/7/2012 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

090712_carey_splash_launchMariah Carey doesn't need no stinkin' co-judges on "American Idol" ... the diva tells TMZ she can do it all by her damn self!!!! And with multiple personalities, she's just the person to pull it off.

Carey spoke to photogs on both ends of the country yesterday -- first in NYC, where the paps asked about the tension between herself and Nicki Minaj.

Carey shot back, "What tension? There's no tension!" Suuuuure.

When she arrived to L.A. we asked Carey who she would like to join her on the judge's panel, since there are still 3 open chairs.

Mariah replied, "I'd answer that, but I'm not quite sure how."

When we suggested she judge the show by herself, Carey made it clear she LOVED that idea ... saying, "Naturally ... why not?"

Think about it ... She's going to make $18 mil. If she pulls a Sybil, producers could pay each personality a more reasonable $4.5 million, and everybody wins.

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46.

Kevin Harley    

Mariah is bringing 22+ years of experience to Idol. Not to mention that she's one of the greatest voices in music history. Despite how drawn out AI is, there isn't anyone else more qualified to be a judge, truthfully.

775 days ago
47.

c2woods    

She is soooo friggin full of herself

775 days ago
48.

c2woods    

Old bitty will have a young lady Nikki Minaj to make her look less old

775 days ago
49.

jordii    

Except that nobody would watch because they can't stand you.

775 days ago
50.

mintjulep    

Idol is so ****ed

775 days ago
51.

SoWhat    

Cancel the show already, it should have never made it past the first season. It has never helped anyone make it into the music industry either, not a single person on there has had any success, they could have released an album on their own and had as much success as any of them.

775 days ago
52.

Rebecca    

Anyone could judge the show by themselves, although then the should would be like a dictatorship. With only one judge, if they didn't like someone for some reason, they could totally shut them down regardless of their talent. I think a 3 person panel is good. You don't want too many judges, and the third person is the tie-breaker.

774 days ago
53.

princessavenger    

Oh please TMZ asked her a bunch of questions she can't answer b/c her co-judges aren't officially named then TMZ SUGGESTED she could judge by herself & she says "sure" --TMZ makes it sound like she walked up & announced she could do it by herself when it was a flip answer after a bunch of dumb TMZ questions.

774 days ago
54.

Diamond Goddess!    

Mariah Carey starring in "Tyler Perry's 'I Can Do Bad All by Myself II'.)
LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!

774 days ago
55.

lol    

Geesh.. she needs to stop being so full of herself. She would not be where she is if it wasn't for her hubby Tommy M. He gave her the career that she has! Maybe there is a reason why peeps don't want to be part of American Idol.. cause they don't want to work with her "I am God" attitude. Someone in her "camp", please tell her to chill!!

774 days ago
56.

TimOH    

What FOOLS asking Mariah if shed do a song w/ Nicki to release any "Tension". No one researched that this has ALREADY HAPPENED!?! no tension! Watch their "Up out my Face" (to TMZ) and enjoy :) http://youtu.be/5i7GEMQC2IY

774 days ago
57.

Sapphiegirl    

MAYBE MARIAH......BUT NO ONE WILL WANT TO WATCH ANY SHOW STARRING JUST YOU. HOW'S THAT BUDDING MOVIE CAREER YOU FAKE DOUCHEBAG!

772 days ago
58.

oBAMa    

Nikki and Mariah already DID a song together a couple years ago, moron. TMZ please educate your pathetic staff. Honestly I'm no Mariah fan but even I could tell she was joking with the guy.

771 days ago
59.

sherry levitt    

Problem is Not to may people love her and it
'would for sure Kill the Idol show,,,Give me a Break
She has not learned how to wear clothes that fit her yet... I personally think she was the wrong choice 'They should have chosen Adam Lambert, he has a young following, as will as having a unique style...

767 days ago
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