Hot Topic: Is 'American Idol' Alive & Kickin' or Dead & Stinkin'? [AUDIO]

You already know I’m a huge fan of these singing competition shows, The Voice, The X Factor and American Idol, well season 12 of Idol premiered last night and it was very entertaining.

Forget the singers; it was all about Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj going at each other during the entire 2 hours LOL. You can really feel the tension from your couch watching these two judges interact with one another.

I thought the show wasn’t better or worse than it usually is…hopefully they show Mariah critiquing more during the audition period because from watching the episode last night, every singer pretty much said Mariah is their inspiration. It seemed like Nicki was doing most of the judging. Honestly though, if they continue to show all the bickering between Mariah and Nicki all season I might stop watching it. It’s taking away from the actual people trying to become singers on the show! I’m one of the few that actually like watching these shows to hear the singers, not all that extra nonsense.

But, we had to ask the people, has the addition of the new judges the legend Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and country star Keith Urban lived up to the hype? Is American Idol still good? The best way to find out is in an…Instant Survey!