The final round of auditions swept in to Oklahoma City, and the contestants who braved the lines tried their absolute hardest to impress our judges. With the window to Hollywood rapidly closing, some of our hopefuls pulled out all the stops in hopes of moving on in the competition.
As always, our judges were on hand to offer their insight. Below are the best quotes from the auditions in Oklahoma City.
"I love this guy. He could be the Idol mascot, I like him." (Randy Jackson to Karl Skinner)
"When you put that guitar up, I felt that it was like...restricting that monster inside of you." (Nicki Minaj to Karl Skinner)
"I like you Nate. Seems like singing is easy [for you] and so listening to it is really easy. It?s effortless and beautiful." (Keith Urban to Nate Tao)
"I think...you guys are going to have to sever the ties a little bit for you to pursue your career." (Mariah Carey to Halie Hilburn and her puppet Oscar)
"Thank you for being a superstar." (Nicki Minaj to Zoanette Johnson)
"Obviously committed; determined. I love it." (Mariah Carey to Kayden Stephenson)
"Steven, let me say something. Has your chest grown?" (Randy Jackson to Steven "Pepper" Tyler)
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