The pop diva is in the running for a hot seat on the show according to Cowell’s best friend Sinitta who spilled the beans to the Daily Mail.
There have been many big names rumoured to be in the pipeline to take their place next to the pop mogul on his new American show.
The biggest buzz over who will be crowned as a judge has come from the rumours surrounding Cheryl Cole. The Girls Aloud singer, since the beginning of the year, has been at the centre of the X Factor speculation.
But even though Cat Deeley may have been knocked from the running; it seems Cheryl now faces major competition from an equally big name as hers – Mariah Carey.
This latest gossip came after Sinitta accidently let the cat out of the bag. Speaking to the Daily Mail she said: ‘It’s amazing that so many people want to do it…it’s huge.’
‘Everybody is up for it, Mariah…ok I’m not saying anymore!’
It’s clear the Hero singer would be a better hit with audiences in America than Geordie Cheryl – many Americans don’t even understand her accent.
However since her split from love cheat Ashley, Cheryl has been snapped house-hunting in LA in the same neighbourhood as Mr Cowell. She has also had massive support from big US music names such as Jay-Z, Will.I.Am and Rihanna.
Let the battle of the pop divas commence…