Phillip Phillips Says Mariah Carey Should Be "More Critical" on 'American Idol'
American Idol winner Phillip Phillips reigns supreme and as the show gears up for its twelfth season, he dished about new judge Mariah Carey.
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Phillip told MTV News, "I'm curious to see how they judge, well, at least Mariah, because I don't know who else is going to be on there. But if Nicki was on there ... she might be very critical, or she might not be."
So, the question is, will Phillip tune in next season to see Mimi as a new judge? You betcha!
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He added, "She's amazing, and I'm curious to see if she's going to be very critical, like almost mean, or if she's going to be really nice, and like, 'No sweetie, it's just not right.' She's an amazing singer, so she'll tell you if something's off or not."
And in light of the recent departures of Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, there's one type of judge he thinks the show needs: Someone like Simon Cowell who can call it like he sees it.
"I would say I hope they're a little more critical,. Because there were some times when I performed, especially on "Time of the Season," man, my ears went out, but that's live television, I can't just stop the song, so I just pushed through it as best as I could and then they gave me good feedback and I was like 'Come on guys, it was horrifying.' So, I'd like for there to be a little more criticism on the show."
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