New American Idol judge Mariah Carey has said that she thinks that there are certain situations where the judges have to argue with each other. Mariah says that there are often occasions when one judge will see huge potential in someone, that the other judges do not see, which leads to arguments.
Carey explained, “We have to go against each other sometimes to say, 'But wait, this person has something amazing! Maybe you're not seeing it. It's a little bit beyond your comprehension at this moment, but there's something great about this person. We're also unanimous about a lot of great people that are here! We're excited about the people that are here right now. We all feel that they're above average in talent and personality.”
Mariah also talked about the difficulty of having to destroy somebody’s dream, “The human side of you comes out eventually, when you're looking at people that are this close to fulfilling their dream and in their head they have already seen it come to fruition, so saying no, it's like a dagger,” she added.
Mariah Carey will appear alongside her fellow judges, Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj and the ever-present Randy Jackson, when American Idol Season 12 premieres on January 16.