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The Best Judges' Quotes Of The Top 8 Performance Night

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The Top 8 took to the stage to pay homage to legendary Detroit-centric artists on a night dubbed: Music From The Motor City. While America will be saddled with the unenviable task of sending one of the contestants home, the judges were live in the studio to share their insight.

These are the best judges quotes of the Top 8 Performance Night:


"Jimmy's right, you raised the bar exponentially." (Keith Urban to Candice Glover)

"In a lot of ways you epitomize what this competition is." (Mariah Carey to Candice Glover)

"I can't believe two of my favorite girls in the whole world did a song together." (Nicki Minaj to the group of Kree Harrison and Janelle Arthur)


"Ricky Ricardo, you're definitely back. Wait, I would like to ask Smokey if he would like to be my sugar Daddy." (Nicki Minaj to Lazaro Arbos and Smokey Robinson)

"Janelle, you always shine when you have your guitar in front of you." (Nicki Minaj to Janelle Arthur)

"You up there looking like a ripe banana right now and that's a good thing." (Nicki Minaj to Devin Velez)

"Great job is my feedback." (Smokey Robinson to Devin Velez)

"[That was] A-plus-mazing." (Mariah Carey to the group of Candice Glover, Amber Holcomb, and Angie Miller)

"I love to see you shining…standing there all debonair." (Mariah Carey to Burnell Taylor)

"You're usually so right on. You were not right on for me tonight." (Randy Jackson to Angie Miller)

"And that was a tour de force. Do you know what that means? Doesn't anybody know what tour de force means?" (Mariah Carey to Amber Holcomb)

"By far for me, the best vocal of the night." (Randy Jackson to Amber Holcomb)

"All three of y'all, go! Get off the stage! Go!" (Nicki Minaj to Burnell Taylor, Devin Velez, and Lazaro Arbos)

"You got that Kree love in the building." (Randy Jackson to Kree Harrison)

Tune in to AMERICAN IDOL WED and THU at 8/7c on FOX.
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