There have been a number of new changes to the new season of the hit show American Idol, including the new judges, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj. All three judges have been talking about their new roles and they all admit that they hate hurting the feelings of the wannabe contestants.
Mariah Carey explained to People Magazine, "I hated it. I really did. Everybody was talented and different. There were some special people we had to get rid of," while Nicki Minaj then added, "I don't want to hurt people's feelings. but I guess that's what we're required to do."
Meanwhile, Keith Urban stated, "I couldn't get enough votes. It was just simple as that. We all take turns saying 'yay' or 'nay' to the girls, and I actually had to say it to the girl I had voted for. That's particularly hard. You have to re-discuss and re-discuss what is it we're really looking for and what are we basing this decision on. Even that is never easy. There is no clear-cut decision on that."
The new sudden death rounds have been taking place this week and the judges have been finding them particularly hard, having to send through five of the ten contestants competing.