Contact Us

Jordin Sparks Thinks Mariah Carey Would Be Great for ‘Idol’

Jordin Sparks
Mike Moore, Getty Images

It was announced  a month ago that Mariah Carey would become a judge on ‘American Idol‘ for its upcoming season, filling one of the seats left vacant by former judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez. People may still be recovering from the shock of the announcement, but ‘Idol’ winner Jordin Sparks thinks Carey will be a great fit.

“I actually think she’s going to do really well. Mariah’s grown in the industry,” said Sparks to B96 Chicago. “She’s lived everything; ups and downs, different management, everything. I feel like she has the advice for the young kids starting out. She can talk to the young adults. She can also talk to people on the older end of the spectrum.”

“I have a feeling that she’s probably going to perform, so I’m excited,” she continued. “I’ve been a fan of Mariah since I was in my mom’s stomach.” While we can’t say the same of our mom (she was a Bruce Springsteen and Aerosmith fan — ah we miss Steven Tyler already!), we appreciate Sparks’ excitement.

Miss Jordin Sparks isn’t the only ‘Idol’ winner who shares the same sentiments regarding Carey’s new role. Kelly Clarkson, who was a mentor on her own singing reality show ‘Duets,’ had a few nice things to say about Carey as a new judge.

“I’m kind of super-proud that I’m from the show and Mariah Carey’s going to be on it,” she said to Extra TV. “Just because I’m a huge fan of hers.”

Watch the 'Celebrate' Video Feat. Jordin Sparks + Whitney Houston

Best of WTUG

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for WTUG VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive WTUG VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.