Saturday, 9 February 2013

American Idol - Nicki Minaj 'Obsessed' With Contestant.

This story contains information about a show which is yet to be broadcast in the UK.

Nicki Minaj has taken a shine to one of the teenage contestants on this week's American Idol, which was broadcast on US TV last night.

The rapper told 17-year-old Charlie Askew that she was "obsessed" with him as she and her fellow judges worked to narrow down the remaining men in the contest.

Charlie told the panel: "I chose this song, because well, there was a girl. There always is. I still love her. I just hope I don't end up being somebody she used to know."

"Such a smart intro," Nicki told him after he had performed Gotye's Somebody That I Used To Know. "Charlie, I am obsessed with you."

And she continued: "Today, you became an artist in my eyes. You have this quirky thing that is so odd, it's right.

"You are so, so special. I like your sneakers. I like that they make no sense. Don't change, wear your big oversize suits. I love you."

And after Keith Urban told him "Nicki likes you", Minaj added: "I'm going to eat him."

The episode saw the remaining 43 men cut to 28, so there was plenty of disappointment - with contestants including Nicholas Mathis, Matheus Fernandes and Papa Peachez getting their marching orders.

Next week's show will see another eight contestants chopped, to produce the final 20 men....

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