The process was nothing short of difficult, but our judges (with a little help from you, America) helped separate the superstars from the wannabes! Judges Keith, Nicki, Randy, and Mariah all know the competition is only going to get tougher for our remaining contestants from this moment on.
Here are the best judges quotes from the tonight's Top 10 Finalists Are Revealed episode of American Idol:
"That performance for me right there was way better than last night's and that got you through." (Keith Urban to Paul Jolley)
"That performance (applauds) impeccable." (Mariah Carey to Burnell Taylor)
"Every time we've seen you, you have not disappointed." (Randy Jackson to Curtis Finch Jr.)
"I love you doing ballads. Congrats." (Nicki Minaj to Devin Velez)
"Every time you get on stage you seem to have grown." (Mariah Carey to Lazaro Arbos)
"I've been a fan for so long. You've been my ladybug, my marshmallow, my superstar country girl." (Nicki Minaj to Janelle Arthur)
"This girl can really, really, sing. And in case anyone is wondering, this is a singing competition." (Randy Jackson to Candice Glover)
"All you needed was a break. A chance for America to know who you are...I'm so happy for you." (Keith Urban to Angie Miller)
"You have everything that was everything. I'm just happy that people voted for you." (Mariah Carey to Amber Holcomb)
Tune in American Idol WED and THU at 8/7c on FOX.