HomeHeard it on the ShowMariah Carey Advises Lionel Richie on Rumored Spot on ‘American Idol’Mariah Carey Advises Lionel Richie on Rumored Spot on ‘American Idol’Wed, August 2, 2017 by Tessa Snyder SHARE NOW Mariah Carey has some American Idol advice for her friend Lionel Richie. (Jodi shares this Hollywood Outsider in today’s show podcast starting at 42:02) According to ET “I would say, don’t do it,” Carey told ET’s Carly Steel. “No, I’m only kidding. If he wants to do it, that’ll be great. I think he would be really good at it.” Of course, the mother of two has made no secret about her own negative experience on Idol, once calling it the “worst experience” of her life. “Yeah, they just were trying to foil me when I went on there,” Carey commented. “So, you know, that’s the only reason why I say that [to Richie].” As for Katy Perry, who’s already confirmed she will be a judge on the reboot, Carey had nothing but positive words. “She’ll be good too,” Carey said. “They both will be good.” Want to hear more? Listen to Murphy Sam and Jodi: On Demand When you subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or Google Play store, you get exclusive stuff you won’t hear on the show! And while you’re at it… be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube channel.