We’re two days into American Idol 2013, and one thing is clear people have a lot of hero worship for season 12 judge Mariah Carey. Last year’s runner-up and future Glee star, Jessica Sanchez, is no exception. She even joked that if she ever had to perform in front of the mega-star, “I would pee my pants.”

So did anyone have the nerve to sing one of Mariah Carey’s songs during the American Idol 2013 auditions? People asked Mariah that very question.

“There was one time a girl sang one of my songs [and] I thought she was really good,” adding “I thought, ‘This girl has a chance.’”

The pop diva goes on to say she was proud to see someone perform a song she had written. For Mrs. Nick Cannon, songwriting is an impressive component of a true star. As she told the mag, “To me, that adds to them as an artist. Every time someone would [sing a good original song] I was really impressed because that is my thing.”  

Fellow judge Keith Urban was also taken with a young hopeful for an original song she performed at the piano, telling the 15-year-old, “If you release that song tomorrow, people will buy it by the boatloads.”

As we previously reported, the most loose-lipped of the judges, Nicki Minaj, jokes that it takes someone flashing her to be really impressed. Some may have taken her a bit too literally, as she dished to People about how one guy came in and pulled his shirt off, and “I signed a [girl’s] boob!”

How are you liking American Idol 2013 so far?

Source: People