Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey
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may be waylaid while recovering from the flu, but the show will go on – with Mariah Carrey
Carey, 37, will replace Jackson on Saturday Night Live
this weekend after Jackson, 41, fell ill Monday
night. "They wanted her for 10 years," says a rep for Carey. "It's going to be hot!"
The Grammy-winning songbird will join host Jonah Hill for her first appearance on the show in more than a decade. Carey will perform tracks from her upcoming album E=MC2
, which will be released April 15.
– Tiffany McGee