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The Best Judges' Quotes of the Top 9 Performance Night


There is simply no rest for the weary. After the elimination of Curtis Finch Jr., the remaining nine contestants once again hit the stage for your votes on a night that paid tribute to The Beatles. 

Nicki, Keith, Randy and Mariah had their hands full as we continue down the path to crown the next AMERICAN IDOL.

Below are the best judges quotes of the Top 9 Performance Night.

"I love that no matter what song you're doing, you're Kree." (Keith Urban to Kree Harrison)

"You didn't even sing the song, you caressed it. You were treating it like a newborn baby." (Nicki Minaj to Burnell Taylor)

"Your vocal is unmatched. You know that." (Nicki Minaj to Amber Holcomb)

"I need them to stop putting you in that room with Jimmy." (Nicki Minaj to Lazaro Arbos)

"I loved seeing you in this whole other vibe, tonight." (Keith Urban to Candice Glover)

"I just never understood the country thing with you." (Mariah Carey to Paul Jolley)

"You're one of my favorites in this whole competition." (Randy Jackson to Angie Miller)

"Your voice carries you a long way, but I need your heart to be in there to engage me as well." (Keith Urban to Devin Velez)

"Janelle, can we renew our vows tonight?" (Nicki Minaj to Janelle Arthur)

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