While Mariah Carey may not have proven herself to be the greatest judge in the history of “American Idol,” it does at least seem as though she is giving the final three contestants in Kree Harrison, Candice Glover, and Angie Miller a rather special gift to go along with the experience: The chance to sing backup on one of her songs.
Speaking to Ryan Seacrest this morning on his radio show, Mariah (who is in the process of promoting her new song with Miguel, which will be featured on Wednesday’s show) explained that the idea was born out of what appears to be some sort of mentoring session that may have happened for an upcoming performance show.
Here’s the quote via Mjsbigblog:
“I was in the studio with Candice, Kree, and Angie last night because selfishly, I wanted to get some background vocals from them on another record as I did my mentoring moment…and just give them a glimpse…I said, ‘I’m wearing a totally different hat right now, this is me the producer, that goes quickly through the part but we have to be precise,’ but the girls only had a couple hours and I didn’t want to push them, but it was a great experience…so they did [backup] for a different song which I will not reveal the title yet.”
This is not the first time that a current contestant on the show had this sort of opportunity with a judge, as Lauren Alaina recorded some background vocals for an Aerosmith album while she was in the middle of season 10 of the show. (Ironically, Lauren will be back on Thursday night with her new single “Barefoot and Buckwild”). Candice replied coyly to a fan asking about it on Twitter, so we don’t know if Mariah’s words are being misinterpreted here, or if she is just trying to keep things under wraps.
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