There will be plenty of changes as Channel Seven takes over broadcasting rights.
A well-placed insider at ITV has told Hollywood Treatment, the R&B queen and One Direction singer are top contenders for next year’s singing competition.
With COVID-19 scares, artists all over the globe have been able to free their schedules from touring the globe and other recording commitments.
It wouldn’t be the first time Mariah sat on the judging panel either – she previously appeared as a judge on American Idol back in 2013.
Meanwhile, Louis, 28, was scheduled to play shows in Australia earlier this year but the pandemic forced him to cancel the concerts as a precaution.
“Louis has expressed interest in the show and producers think he is a perfect fit for the show’s young audience,” the source revealed.
According to the source, the show will completely lose its live format following the trial run in 2020.
The show will also continue to be filmed at Bulldog Park in Liverpool to save costs.