The 12th season of American Idol kicked off Wednesday night, and it’s already off to a big start. The new judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban made their big debut at the table with Randy Jackson for the first round of auditions in New York, but it wasn’t just the talent that got people talking.
After weeks of build up of the Mariah Carey/Nicki Minaj feud, Idol fans got the first taste of the tension between the two pop star divas just ten minutes into the show when they began bickering over Nicki’s drum major hat.
But aside from the bickering and the side-eye looks Nicki shot to Mariah, the auditions brought in some major talent before the judges. Take a listen to the clip below for a recap of some of the best from the night and tell us who you were impressed by.
So after night one of the two-night premiere, what are your thoughts so far on the new judges lineup? Vote below!