After months of searching across the country, we are left with just 20 contestants vying for their spot in the Top 10. Tonight, it was the girls' turn, as all 10 of them performed for the chance to advance. While the decision of who moves on ultimately comes down to America, our judges were in the building to share their wisdom.
Below are the top judges quotes from the First Night of the Girls' Semi-Final Round:
"You know I love you and I always tell you the truth. That wasn't it. With this particular song you go to be on key and stuff." (Nicki Minaj to Zoanette Johnson)
"I wish people could see that...you're a bundle of festivities." (Mariah Carey to Zoanette Johnson)
"I love your song choices because you find the right songs that show who you are as a singer." (Keith Urban to Breanna Steer)
"I'm agreeing with my own self. [Not] Keith nor Nicki. Randy I agree with you." (Randy Jackson)
"You so obviously have multi-platinum potential." (Mariah Carey to Aubrey Cleland)
"That's my girl! You're back! You are back! You are a little marshmallow I want to eat." (Nicki Minaj to Janelle Arthur)
"You got one of those voices because you can sing almost anything." (Randy Jackson to Tenna Torres)
"The trumpets should sound when you walk into the room, little girl." (Nicki Minaj to Angie Miller)
"You had no shortage of confidence and rightly so." (Keith Urban to Amber Holcomb)
"The first two words in Idol are 'I do' and I do love to hear you sing." (Keith Urban to Kree Harrison)
"You already knew that you're my wife. Your sexiness level went up another notch tonight. What did you do?" (Nicki Minaj to Kree Harrison)
"I'm a little worried that wasn't the right song choice for you." (Keith Urban to Adriana Latonio)
"Yo listen. That was ridiculous. You are one of the best singers in this whole competition." (Randy Jackson to Candice Glover)
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