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Gabe Brown screams his way through 'American Idol'

Gabe Brown shows up next on "American Idol" bearing cookies, screams out "Gimme Shelter" by the Rolling Stones.

Mariah Carey asks him if he can do something more "mellow," so the rocker does "We All Die Alone," which starts out softer but then he starts screaming again.

"I actually really like you, man," says Randy Jackson. Nicki Minaj likes his "authenticity," with Keith Urban saying he thinks the guys with the "big belting voices have the big hearts, too." He's through to Hollywood; has an easy grin, just hope he doesn't do the same thing every time.

Kevin Nabity, who they show messing around with a stick before, does a couple of weird handstands for the judges before singing, "One Week" by Barenaked Ladies. He can't sing or enunciate but is trying to be fast; the producers put subtitles up, and Jackson ends it with, "Sold!" before making some auctioneer jokes.

Minaj, who gets a kick out of forcing her fellow judges to suffer through bad auditions, asks him sweetly for another song. She's basically just amusing herself with various accents, random comments, nicknames ("Randy Bandy").

I like her, so it all makes me laugh; but I can see Carey slowly being driven crazy by her unceasing patter.


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