The 20 Best Moments From The Season Premiere Of “American Idol”

Alternate title: several of the best diva reactions on the season premiere of American Idol, and other stuff.

1. This Mariah reaction:

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2. This Mariah reaction:

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3. And when Mariah sang along:

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4. When Nicki did the lawn mower while calling Mariah a bitch:

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5. And Mariah’s reaction to that:

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6. That furry thing on the table:

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7. When the judges referenced “Mean Girls”:

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8. James Bae:

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9. James Bae dancing:

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10. And Nicki Minaj’s hair getting caught in James Bae’s glasses:

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11. Whenever Nicki did this:

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12. Nicki air-strangling Mariah:

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13. What Mariah said about “All I Want for Christmas Is You”

Editor’s note: That is the best Christmas song ever.

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14. This reaction to Mariah asking to keep a photo a contestant showed her:

It was actually a photo of the contestant with Mariah back when she attended Camp Mariah. Mariah eventually gave it back, but asked for a photocopy.

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15. The introduction of THE TURBANATOR:

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16. And this bit they did along with it:

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17. This face:

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18. This guy and his squeaky red suit:

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19. When this girl sang “Super Bass”:

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20. And finally, this photo of Nicki:

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