Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey reportedly considered 'The Voice' prior to 'American Idol'
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/18/2012
Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey reportedly both considered sitting on a different judging panel prior to signing on to do American Idol.
When The Voice was shopping around for two new musician coaches to replace current stars Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green for the show's fourth edition, producers were in talks with Carey and Minaj to fill the vacant spinning chairs, Us Weeklyreported.
NBC cited The Voice's new twice-a-year broadcast schedule as the reason why Aguilera and Green -- who are both expected to return to the show down the road -- will be taking the series' next edition off.