Nicki Minaj seems like she was created to be an United states Idol assess. She performs at individuals in a English feature as they get into, smooches denied men participants on the go while informing them she likes them, and coos "I see you licking your mouth playboy magazine, what's really good?" at hot people. Sometimes she seems to have so much fun playacting with participants that she looks slightly harm when they come to be Mariah Carey enthusiasts.
Carey, however, seems have fun with cooling out silently in her walls of locks, nodding with a relaxing grin at the songs and vibing out on whatever's in that massive Pepsi cup. The so-called "diva drama" that is expected to take place between Mariah and Nicki looks little at this factor, as they seem to have become companions in a objective to let hot people that Randy doesn't like get to The display biz industry. At one factor, Nicki even gushes, "Do you know what it's like to fulfill Mariah Carey?" They do chit chat a little on the second day, but it seems pressured. We want to see what happens when ladies get along!
Over on the enjoyable part, there's City, who is generally a charming, soothing bunny thrilled to tell individuals they're excellent. Whenever factors get uncomfortable, he actually supports away like he wants to run house to Nicole Kidman.
And He Seacrest? He just kind of slinks around in the halls whole time like a sly iguana.
In this display, the new number of most judges seem assured that Chi town will tremble out a lot of skills, maybe even a champion. It is where they discovered Jennifer Hudson, after all.
The first contestant to wow them is a nation musician known as MacKenzie Wasner, who essentially introduced the most judges to her legs with her "star energy." (This is a term thrown around quite often with these most judges.) With her bleached golden-haired locks, she looks like she could perform a nail cutting specialist on Chattanooga.
Next up is Kiara Lanier, who performed for Chief executive Obama and even obtained a hug from him. After Nicki performed, "You're a charming little lady" at her, she started to make an impression on the most judges and create it to the next phase.
The women ongoing to destroy it as 21-year-old Stephanie Schimel, a underwear shop worker from The usa, created it through despite Nicki's demonstrations. "We're dressed in the same shade eye shadow these days," Minaj informed her, "We have a competition and that's why I said no." OK.
The display handled a several denies in between all these, like a guy known as Kevin who cartwheels (showing off an uncomfortable value trail) and Brian Shrub, who obtained a lot of unclean humor from Nicki before getting a definite "no."
But it was all about the achievements in this display, and there were a lot more to come. We've especially got our eye on Isabelle Parcelle, a charming, freckle-faced 15-year-old with an old-school great smoky speech. After effective Keith to shout with her in a duet of "Baby It's Freezing Outside," she came off so pleasant that even Simon Cowell (remember that guy?) probably would have given her a yes. We bet she will create it to the top 10.
Then their small-town Idol Bus Tour swept in a man named Gabe Brown, who shook up the lady vibes with his manly rock-'n'-roll voice. A big guy who looks like Humpty Dumpty mixed with Raggedy Andy (but in uh, a rocker way), he gave the judges cookies and delighted Keith Urban to no end with his version of "Gimme Shelter." He made it through, but can a show like American Idol produce a true rock star? If so, will it be this guy? We think no and no.
A grown-up Bieber named Griffin Peterson then slipped his way to the next stage despite a mediocre performance, mostly because Minaj seemed tantalized by his 5 o'clock shadow.
St. Louis' Curtis Finch Jr. also got by thanks to his celestial voice, which Nicki responded to by shouting, "OMG let's have it for the boy boy boy!"
Then we dove into the sad/inspiring story of 19-year-old Mariah Pulice, a Selena Gomez ringer who is recovering from anorexia. How could you say no to that? It's good TV. And it's mean to say no. And these judges are nowhere near as mean as judges of yore.
As the judges continued being nice, they ushered in 17-year-old Brandy Neelly, 18-year-old Courtney Williams, 28-year-old Andrew Jones and 22-year-old Clifton Duffin, who had never sung in front of his parents before. Our bets are on Josh Holiday, a 24-year-old who can project his voice and moon at the camera in a very "American Idol-y" way. Back from season 11 as well is Johnny Keyser, a Jason Mraz-like bro who must have been better than he was last time.
Kez Ban, a 27-year-old who juggles flames and sometimes burns down tomato plants, showed up next wearing a silver hat and a broken boot, saying she was from "planet Earth." She kinda seemed like an ironic Parker Posey version of a feminist singer-songwriter, but the judges really dug that. We can't wait to see what kind of "TV" she makes as the season goes on.
On the tail end of the show we met Ashley Curry, 19, who sang "Mama Knows Best." Making Mariah Carey walk out of a room with your overwrought voice is probably nobody's dream, but she did it. Luckily, they sent in Cuba-born Lazaro Arbos to end the show. Watching him transition from a painful stutter to a beautiful rendition of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" was truly inspiring.
The episode ended on a good note, but to be honest the whole thing was one long good note. With "yes" being heard left and right, the upcoming season looks free of the Simon-designed cloud of negativity the show used to be known for. Diva drama be damned, the judges are playing nice.