Nicki Minaj fell in love on the Feb. 21 episode of ‘American Idol’ — unfortunately, 5 guys were cut. See who went home below.
For the second night in Las Vegas, American Idol judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson cut and critiqued and Nicki told one guy she wanted to have his babies AND that she was really to sign his record deal right now! See who got the love and who met the end of their journey below.
The Good & The Great
Paul Jolley got critiqued by the judges who said he needs to be careful not to “over perform.” But he took a risk by singing a Keith Urban song in front of Keith himself, and overall it paid off.
Johnny Keyser — Keith called his performance “effortless” while Nicki called him “sexy.” Mariah even commented that she didn’t want to get in trouble with her husband Nick Cannon but that he is bringing the sexy!
Devin Velez performed half in English and half in Spanish and got a standing ovation from the audience. Nicki said he was amazing and really smart to sing in Spanish. Randy praised him for taking his time and for the great arrangement.
Elijah Liu reminds me of a baby Bruno Mars in looks and personality but unfortunately, not so much with his voice. Keith said it was shakey and not perfect. Nicki RAVED about him, saying that she would have his babies AND that she would sign him today. She said she was obsessed with him!
Jimmy Smith sang a Keith Urban song and Keith said he thought he did a great job. Randy said he was bored and Mariah said it wasn’t his best vocal but that there is something about him that is special.
Curtis Finch, Jr. sang Luther Vandross with incredible soul and heart. Keith said it was “beautiful.” Nicki said he raises the bar every single time he steps on stage. Randy said he is one of the best singers in the competition! Mariah was moved to tears.
The Not So Good And The Weird
Jda performed a fierce version of “Rumor Has It” while completely covered in glitter. I mean completely. Keith praised his originality and showmanship. Nicki called him a “super star performer.”
Kevin Harris — Nicki said it was “perfection” and that his vocal was “100% tonight.” Randy, on the other hand, was bored and called it karaoke. Ouch.
Chris Watson — Keith said he had great confidence but choose the wrong song. Nicki said she wants to marry his vibrato but Randy, once again, was not a fan.
Charlie Askew was soooo freaking nervous he was visible shaking. Although his performance was awful — hate to say — Nicki gave him a standing ovation — A for effort. Nicki said his weirdness and awkwardness “excites” her. Um, I’m uncomfortable.
The Results Are In
In the end Paul, Devin, Elijah, Charlie, and Curtis were sent through to the next round.
Did the judges make the right decision tonight, HollywoodLifers?
— Dory Larrabee
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