Sinitta: I'm a better mentor than Mariah Carey

Sinitta thinks she is a better 'X Factor' mentor than Mariah Carey, despite the 'We Belong Together' hitmaker having been selected to join the music mogul at the judges' houses stage of the US competition

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Simon Cowell and Sinitta

Sinitta thinks she is a better 'X Factor' mentor than Mariah Carey.

The 42-year-old pop star - who has accompanied Simon at the judges' houses stage of the ITV1 show since it launched in 2004 - is upset to not have been taken to the US version and thinks the 'We Belong Together' hitmaker won't be able to out-do her in the "dressing-up stakes".

She said: "To be replaced by the diva that is Mariah Carey is, you know, well, what can I say? Can't argue with that, can I?

"As a vocal mentor I would say she is definitely better, than I am vocally, but she won't be much better at mentoring the talent than I was. She won't out-do me in the dressing-up stakes, though. I might help her with her outfit."

Sinitta also admits she is jealous of Simon's relationship with Paula Abdul, who joins him on the panel of US 'X Factor' with L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger.

She added to Star magazine: "Who am I most jealous of? Oh, gosh, it has to be Paula.

"The phenomenon that is Saula is huge! What is going on with those two? Are they more than just good friends?"

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Chart topping multi million unit shifting, five-octave hits machine, R&B diva and pop sensation Mariah Carey.

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