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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Subway singer Frankie Ford steals our hearts on 'American Idol;' Shira Gavrielov impresses, too

Jessica Kartalis is up next as “American Idol” which introduces a new audition twist. Based on people's nominations, they go out to invite singers to come audition. She does a bit of an original song, is nervous and messes up the guitar parts a couple of times.

Nicki Minaj says, “I don't think you're ready yet . . ." and isn't big on giving her another shot. Mariah Carey says she...

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