Mariah Carey is rumoured to be replacing longtime judge Delta Goodrem on The Voice after the show changed networks to Channel Seven
According to a report by The Sydney Morning Herald on Monday, the 50-year-old superstar is in negotiations to replace the show’s longest serving judge.
Seven West Media chief executive James Warburton is reportedly in the final stages of ‘wrapping up negotiations’ with Mariah.
New gig? Less than a month after it was revealed The Voice would be moving from Channel Nine to Channel, it’s been reported Mariah Carey (pictured) will be replacing Delta Goodrem
Meanwhile, Delta, 35, has appeared as a judge on the long-running singing series for all nine seasons, and is the show’s only original judge.
According to a report by The Daily Telegraph on Monday, Delta is likely to depart the show after a ‘salary conflict’ with Seven.
It was reported that Seven felt Nine had ‘spent too much on B-listers’, and they are keen to replace the show’s current judges with an all-star panel.
Outgoing judge: According to a report by The Sydney Morning Herald on Monday, the 50-year-old superstar is in negotiations to replace Delta Goodrem (pictured)
Along with changes to the judging panel, Seven is also set to replace new hosts Darren McMullen and Renee Bargh with Sonia Kruger.
While it’s unknown if any of the show’s other three judges – Guy Sebastian, Kelly Rowland and Boy George – will return, Seven is looking at halving the show’s budget from $40million to $20million.
In late August, it was revealed The Voice would be moving from Channel Nine to Channel Seven, leaving its former network furious.
‘Unfortunately due to the age of the show and declining demographic profile, The Voice had become by far the poorest financial performer on our slate,’ Nine said in a media statement at the time.
They added: ‘We wish Seven well in their quest to revive yet another Nine show.’
It won’t be Mariah’s first stint on a singing show, with the global superstar previously appearing as a judge on American Idol back in 2013.
Interestingly, in a May 2015 interview with The Kyle & Jackie O Show, Mariah described her appearance on American Idol as ‘the worst experience of my life’.
‘It’s so boring and so fake, I’m sorry. When I say it’s fake, I mean, I have to make up things to say about everybody. Half the time, the performances are good, you’ll just be like, “It was good,”‘ she confessed at the time.
Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Channel Seven for comment.