‘American Idol’ Judges’ Favorite Phrases
New Judges, New Habits
Mariah loves Mariah fans. She coos at contestants who credit her as their inspiration a bit more enthusiastically as she does for the rest.
“I was going to delicately suggest that perhaps you want to stay more on the dancing thing. But I think you’re very cute.”
(To Ieiesha Cotton, 19, who hacked up Ashanti’s, “Thank You” without one sideways glare.)