Is it really all about the singing?
Does American Idol really want to recognize the vocal talent… or do they just crave a great entertainer??
That was the big question at the judges' Q & A session Wednesday night. And PerezHilton.com was on site when a fan got real and asked Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, and Randy Jackson what finding the next Idol is REALLY about!!
To our delightful surprise, there were some GREAT and HONEST answers:
Nicki: "It's about diversity. There are four of us, and our collective vote [decides at first], but then (with a matter of fact face and a head nod) it's up to America. America will decide if they want a big singer or if they want an entertainer!"
Randy: "Honestly, I want both. And I think you can have both. Look at Beyoncé. I think Beyoncé has it all. So I think and I KNOW you can have it all, and that's what I want!"
So you've heard it now, contestants! Y'all better channel your hand-wavin' Queen Bey if you want a chance to win. LOL!
But don't invoke her too hard… copycats ain't cute! And later, Mariah
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