X Factor: Mariah Carey Will Appear – But Not as a Judge
08/23/2011 AT 07:00 PM EDT
Carey won't be a judge, but rather a guest of a judge – in this case Simon Cowell, who hinted recently the diva was interested in joining the show.
"Mariah is definitely confirmed to be a part of X Factor," the source says. "She is confirmed to tape something with Simon Cowell at the judge’s homes."