Host Ryan Seacrest told the Today show this morning that we’ll see the “sparks fly” between judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj right out of the gate tonight, when the New York City auditions kick off the American Idol premiere. Apparently, the two squabbled in the elevator on the first day, and we’ll see that on the show.
Ryan readily admited that the contestants will have to share headlines with the famous judges this season, which I don’t think is a good thing. But what do I know.
Ryan also visited Live with Kelly and Michael this morning. We catch a glimpse of GPS (the Sikh fellow). Ryan talks about the disagreement that will open the show. At the end of the day, Ryan swears, the judges hug and they laugh. Alrighty then.