*Hurricane Irene is reaping all kinds of havoc. Simon Cowell’s new show, “X-Factor” is in a frenzy since their secret plans with Mariah Carey weren’t able to manifest.

The singer was scheduled to shoot a “very important” video for the show, but couldn’t leave New York to meet with Simon in a secret location, according to TMZ.

Cowell has stated in the past that Mariah has an important role on the show, but he’s not revealing any details.

According to sources … producers are trying to figure out another way to get the footage they need for the show … but so far, nothing is in the can.