Mariah Carey confirmed on X Factor by Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell has teased that Carey will join the American X Factor.

“I think Mariah will have a role on the live shows,” Cowell told disc jockey Brown Friday on her 92.9ZZU radio show. “I met her recently and she was on great form.”

Until now, record exec Antonio “L.A.” Reid has been appointed to The X Factor’s judging panel. Cowell confirmed that Mariah was taken out of the running as a judge due to her pregnancy, but he still wants her on their show.

“Her idea was to be the judge of the judges, which only Mariah could come up with,” Cowell told Brown. “She’ll be involved in some form. I literally adore her. I love her to bits.”

Rumors of other possible judge include ex-“Idol” co-judge Paula Abdul, Jessica Simpson, Nicki Minaj and UK star Cheryl Cole and Nicole Scherzinger as a potential host.