From TV Guide’s report from the American Idol Hollywood Week press day, a little insight into the kind of judge Nicki Minaj will be:
TV Guide Magazine: What’s your style of judging?
Minaj: I try to use comic relief. Everybody wants to come in there talking about “inspiration.” Ugh! That’s not real to me. Maybe I want to know what color socks you have on because that’s going to spark something in you. Nobody says, “I want to inspire the world and I am going to stand on the mountaintop!”
Jackson: Ryan says that every day.
Minaj: Hell-o! It’s the real world! I don’t want to be a part of a show that’s cheesy and corny. My role is to bring some sort of a twist so that [singers] don’t come in here with these cliché answers all the time. Today when we were judging, there was this one little boy that everyone thinks is really cute — and he is — but that cuteness started irritating me.
Carey: When he suddenly became Mr. Showbiz! He became that kid who took his raw talent and turned it into an Off-Off-Off-Broadway play.
Nicki sure knows how to pull focus. No wonder Mariah is bitchy! The press is just going to eat her up.
Keith Urban was a coach on The Voice Australia. Why he thinks American Idol is a better fit for him.
TV Guide Magazine: Keith, you left a judging gig on Australia’s The Voice to join Idol. Why is Idol the better fit?
Urban: The fact that it’s given birth to legitimate artists, not just people that were popular that season and then faded away. In a lot of cases, those who didn’t win — the Daughtrys, the Adam Lamberts — have gone on to sell records and have real careers. There was the credibility factor I really loved.
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