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American Idol 2013: Is Mariah Carey or Nicki Minaj the Better Judge?

From a musical standpoint, it’s safe to assume that Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj fans are pretty different. But when it comes to judging American Idol 2013, those battle lines are generally thrown out the window.

Both divas were brought on board to breathe life into an aging franchise, and the reviews so far have been mixed.

Mariah’s obviously an inspiration to so many contestants, but her reserved and regal demeanor comes off as boring to some. On the flip side, Nicki clearly loves running the judges’ table with her wacky comments and fake British accent, but her behavior can seem a bit obnoxious at times.

Quibbles withstanding, it’s clear that these two care deeply enough for the contestants to put their catfights aside and give honest feedback to the slew of aspiring singers putting their dreams (and often their dignity) on the line.

So when it comes to judging the Season 12 contestants, who do you think is doing a better job?

Vote in our poll below to let us know who you believe is the better 2013 American Idol judge!

Team Mariah!

Team Nicki!

01.19.2013 / 06:22 AM EDT by Tiffany Wan
Related: American Idol, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, American Idol Season 12

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