Mimi & Monroe Tune In for 'American Idol' (PHOTO)

Mariah Carey watches her small-screen debut with her adorable daughter.

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As season 12 of American Idol hit the airwaves, Mariah Carey got ready to hit the sheets.

The pop superstar made her debut as a judge during the FOX show's Wednesday night debut but skipped any lavish premiere parties. Instead, Carey opted for a night in bed with 8-month-old daughter Monroe.

"Looking at Instagram during a commercial break #idol," she captioned a photo on Twitter.

The singer and her daughter cozied up in front of the TV donning printed pajamas, with Carey in pink and Monroe in purple.

While Carey's feud with fellow judge Nicki Minaj unraveled on-screen, the "Vision of Love" songstress left the drama behind as she live-Tweeted throughout the two-hour episode.

"#idol Here. We. GO!!!!," she Tweeted. An hour before, she encouraged her followers to tune in, sharing a preview link.

"Here's a preview of Season 12! Don’t forget to watch #idoltonight at 8/7c on FOX! http://fox.tv/13AQeFu,"she wrote.

And from the looks of it, the pop superstar may have revealed her catchphrase on the show.

"We need to cut a montage of @MariahCarey saying "thank you dahling" by end of season haha #idol," host Ryan Seacrest joked on Twitter.

To which Carey replied, "Thank you dahhling haaaa!"

With her Idol duties underway, Carey is putting her focus on the music, first and foremost. After all, it was Monroe and Moroccan who inspired her to join the judges' panel.
"For me, ultimately, this is about the kids, the contestants,” Carey said during a Nightline interview with Barbara Walters. “I’ve been blessed to live my dream more than half my life, so I want help give that back to someone else.”
What did you think of Mariah's judging debut on Idol? What was your favorite moment during last night's premiere? Sound off in the comments!

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