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If the American Idol judges had “alliances,” it’s easy to see that it would be Nicki Minaj/Keith Urban (who constantly giggle together) and Mariah Carey/Randy Jackson. Randy has been singing Mimi’s praises long before she even took the spot at the judges table, so it was a huge score for him to get the uber star on board.

Extra caught up with the two peas in a musical pod, and they added their two cents on the recent American Idol 2013 changes.

“This is the first time we’ve ever had Sudden Death,” Randy said. Mariah cut in to say, “And who came up with that name?! I hate even saying it!”

Nicki has proved she can bring out her inner-Simon in the previous weeks, while Mariah admits she has a real soft spot for these contestants and the process.

“What they’re up against is incredibly difficult,” Mrs. Nick Cannon said, “and I don’t envy them. I had to learn on TV, you know? On ‘Arsenio Hall’. I feel like I can relate to these girls even now.”

Mariah gave us an itty bitty glimpse of what her plans with Nick may be for their upcoming fifth anniversary.

When Extra correspondent Terri Seymour asked if they might go to Disney due to her affection for the happiest place on earth, the singer definitely didn’t deny it. But, as she admitted, it would be hard to live up to last year’s extravagant affair.

“Last year we renewed our vows at the top of the Eiffel Tower,” she admitted with a grin. “That’s gonna be hard to top!”

Between Ryan Seacrest’s recent Valentine’s plans for girlfriend Julianne Hough and Nick and Mariah, Idol certainly has its share of hopeless romantics on staff.

What have you thought about Mariah at the judges table?

Source: PopCrush

Credit: YouTube/Extra Photo: American Idol Judges Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson on Season 12 Changes