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The Best Judges' Quotes of The Top 10 Performance Night

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In a night that paid tribute to past American Idols, tonight's episode was one for the ages! Our Season 12 Top 10, performed songs from various past seasons with gusto. Our judges were live in the studio to offer their tips and insight.

Below are the best judges quotes of the Top 10 Performance Show.

"You always pick the right songs in my opinion." (Keith Urban to Curtis Finch Jr.)

"I want to hear more of that Gospel tinge. Take chances and be you." (Mariah Carey to Curtis Finch Jr.)

"You were burning it up out there." (Keith Urban to Janelle Arthur)

"I don't know if that song "wowed" me, but you were electric." (Nicki Minaj to Janelle Arthur)

"I don't think you had confidence with the song at all." (Keith Urban to Devin Velez)

"We expect so much from you because you are that good." (Mariah Carey to Devin Velez)

"You really, really look like a billion dollars today." (Nicki Minaj to Angie Miller)

"America, the competition starts now!" (Randy Jackson to Angie Miller)

"You have that voice. You don't need all that other stuff and that proved it." (Keith Urban to Paul Jolley)

"If you feel it, go for it. If you don't feel it, don't force it." (Randy Jackson to Paul Jolley)

"Let it be known that if we had more time, we would still be standing and clapping." (Keith Urban to Candice Glover)

"It would be in everybody's best interests to never perform that song again. That was my favorite performance that you've ever done." (Nicki Minaj to Candice Glover)

"The only reason why I didn't stand was because my skirt is too tight." (Mariah Carey to Candice Glover)

"I like that you look like Ricky Ricardo tonight. It's a cute, cuddly Ricky Ricardo." (Nicki Minaj to Lazaro Arbos)

"If you made a record tomorrow, I would go out and buy that record." (Keith Urban to Kree Harrison)

"Sometimes if I'm not working, I'll eat like waffles. Like buttermilk waffles. And then I'll have to have Aunt Jemima buttermilk syrup on it. It's like I'll toast it. I'll never burn it, but then I'll put it in the microwave and warm it up a little bit. And that's what that performance felt like to me. It was smooth, it was delicious and it was just fun."(Nicki Minaj to Kree Harrison)

"There's these kind of "Burnellisms" when you perform and it's all yours." (Keith Urban to Burnell Taylor)

"Ber, that was the best performance of the night. Seriously." (Nicki Minaj to Amber Holcomb)

"Guys where y'all at? The girls are killing it tonight!" (Randy Jackson to Amber Holcomb)

"Hashtag pow, that's all I can say." (Mariah Carey to Amber Holcomb)

Tune in to American Idol WED and THU at 8/7c on FOX.

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