American Idol

Candice Glover won "American Idol" Season 12 over Kree Harrison as Psy, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, Adam Lambert and Aretha Franklin performed.

Frankie Ford, Sarah Restuccio shine as Nicki Minaj dominates 'American Idol' premiere

Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj and Randy

(Credit: Fox)

"American Idol" teased everyone with clips of fights between new judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, but in the end singers Frankie Ford and Sarah Restuccio stole the show as the New York City auditions kicked off Season 12 of the long-running Fox show.

Minaj was fantastic as a judge and got, by far, the most airtime. Her comments were pithy, spot-on, original and showed a passion...

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Sarah Restuccio channels Carrie Underwood and Nicki Minaj on 'American Idol'

Benjamin Gaisey, who's dressed up like Michael Jackson during his "Thriller" days, sings Boyz II Men's "I'll Make Love to You" next on "American Idol." He's bad and he winds up personalizing the lyrics to a giggling Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, and then goes off on some tangents.

"You know, it's a bit much," says Carey, as they all shoot...

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