So, I guess the big question now isn’t whether Nicki Minaj will show up on time for the Top 9 performance show.
But whether she’ll show up at all.
When it became apparent he was the low vote-getter, she hopped out of her seat and seemed ready to leave the set until Keith Urban encouraged her to hang around.
Then she sulked during deliberations over whether Curtis deserved a save and complained about a lack of time to discuss saving Curtis when the judges decided not to.
Nicki, as much as I think you’ve brought a breath of fresh air to the judging table, I’d say this:
1. You need to brush up on your Idol history. Judges should not use the save in Week 1. You might need it on someone far more worthy of saving later in the season.
2. Had you shown up on time Wednesday, you might have spied Curtis before he performed and talked him out of wearing that hideous red paisley jacket. Because he sure was in need of the Nicki Minaj fashion advice you’re so fond of doling out.
3. It’s a little tough to sympathize with whatever lack of time you had to discuss Curtis’ fate on Thursday when you were late arriving to Wednesday’s show. Remember, you weren’t even there to judge Curtis? Had you been, perhaps you could have put a positive spin on his lackluster take on a Fantasia song.
That said, I hope you’re back Wednesday night.
ON TIME, PLEASE.
This judging panel would be sooo boring without you.
I mean, look at that, you even managed to put a twist on tonight’s results show.