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 him down, with an "it's not for you," from Minaj. Oddly, he seems to have taken it hard, like he's not in on the joke.
Staten Island's Rozanna Shindelman is next. She seems sweet and tells the judges she usually doesn't sing in front of people (just her parents). Does, "To Know Him Is to Love Him." It's a bit old-fashioned and oversung but sincere and has a nice tone.
"I'm so nervous" she tells an underwhelmed panel. "Dude, that was bad," is all Randy Jackson says.
Jersey girl Sarah Restuccio finishes up the segment. She works on a blueberry farm and is singing Carrie Underwood's "Mama's Song." She has a good country voice. "You have a beautiful tone. I think you could be a humongous country star," says Minaj.
Then Restuccio volunteers to sing "Super Bass" and rips it off without a hitch. Minaj is totally into it, interjecting "OK, yeah, oh" throughout.
Keith Urban says he liked the rap better than the country song. Minaj loves her, is talking a mile-a-minute about her and says she thinks a lot of girls can identify with her, even as Urban wonders what her identity is.
They all wind up sending her through. She's very interesting and I'm looking forward to seeing more.