‘American Idol’s’ Mariah Carey Reveals ‘I’m a Crier’ (VIDEO)
Forget about the feud -- the new season of FOX’s American Idol is all about Mariah Carey and her tears.
“I’m a crier,” Carey told reporters during a press event on Wednesday.
Mimi’s revelation comes just weeks after the network released a new promo of Idol, which showed the new judge shedding tears while talking about mentoring young minds.
“I think the most surprising thing is how attached you can get to a contestant,” Carey also said on Wednesday.
“It’s like, if I disagree with the rest of the panel, it’s almost like, at this point, ‘No, don’t lose that person!’”
“I try to give them constructive criticism and then say no, because if ultimately they’re gonna do this, they need a little guide along the way.”
As for that feud with Minaj, gossipmongers will have to look elsewhere for juicy new details.
“I really think it’s all about the judges and the interaction and what each of us think . . . I think it’s going well, it’s about the kids, it’s about the contestants.”
The new season of American Idol will premiere on FOX Jan. 16.
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