That brings us to the derriere in question. The “Idol” judging seat is a big one but as you know, Nicki has plenty to fill it with! Your range is better than Mariah’s,” she joked with Mimi. That was their dynamic. They laughed. They bickered. They took shots at each other’s ensembles like high school “frenemies” and even agreed at times. It was perfectly entertaining. It is the factor “Idol” had been missing over the last seasons.
Jennifer Lopez was cool, but she cried every other episode and sorry, I just couldn’t take her seriously after one of her studio sessions was leaked and we heard how awful she sounded without vocal enhancements. And let’s be clear here, Nicki isn’t the most talented but she has a spark! The same spark that is going to lift “Idol” out of its rut. Of all the judges, she has the most compassion. That could be because she’s still so new to her millions and fame. She still has some Queens left in her and it’s refreshing.
That’s why I think her fans appreciate her most–her personality is electric. They are loyal to her. Some Barbz even auditioned. 17-year-old Sarah Restuccio transformed from farm girl to rap star in a matter of seconds in front of the head Barb, spitting the lyrics to “Super bass” like she wrote them. Randy and Kevin weren’t as receptive to the teen, but Nicki saw something marketable in her. With backing from Mariah Carey, they got her the golden ticket!