New American idol judge Mariah Carey says she is unsure as to what her judging style will be on the show.
The singer told THR this week that she wants to be as honest as possible with the contestants.
"I try to be honest and I try to be constructive," Carey said.
"I don't know if that means that I'm nice or mean or whatever," she continued. "I'm a producer and I'm a songwriter, and I look at myself as a singer as kind of third. But I look at these kids as though we're in the studio producing a record. And if I feel they should have done something a certain way, I'll say, 'you can try this, you can try this,' only in a constructive way, to sort of be a guide and someone to give them guidance rather than, like, judging somebody."
Carey’s first work for Idol came last Sunday during the first season 12 auditions in New York.
"It's been very interesting. The main thing is seeing how many diverse voices there are out there, and how much untapped talent there really is and we're only in the first two shows so far."
When asked about working with Nicki Minaj, Carey said: "You know what, I think the whole thing is gonna be an experience that unfolds each day. But it's cool, I'm glad to be there, and right now after this, I'm going to the studio and working on some new music and (I'm) excited about that. ... That's always gonna be the most exciting thing for me."
Source: Hollywood Reporter