Janelle Arthur gets snipes and praise Wednesday night as she 'keeps hangin' on' on American Idol

The final eight of season 12 of 'American Idol' includes Janelle Arthur of Oliver Springs.

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The final eight of season 12 of 'American Idol' includes Janelle Arthur of Oliver Springs.

Our girl from tiny Oliver Springs, Janelle Arthur, got beat up a bit by one of the divas on American Idol on Wednesday night, but she wowed another with her rendition of "You Keep Me Hangin' On."

Nicki Minaj's snipes about Arthur, who she calls her "Little Marshmallow, visibly upset the East Tennessee signer. Of a duet with Kree Harrison, Minaj said, "Kreedom (Kree Harrison) almost made it look like she flew in to do a duet with an Idol contestant today."

However, after her "You Keep Me Hangin' On" performance, Mariah Carey said: "Janelle at her finest! "Anything that anybody said earlier, she just proved them wrong."

“This was one of your best performances on the show…watch out for this Janelle, y’all. She’s in it to win it!” said Randy Jackson.

Read more about the Idol episode on Wednesday night from the Hollywood Reporter or this recap from Limelight.

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Comments » 8

nosir writes:

Her solo was the best of the night.

etu_vol_fan writes:

What does an idiot like Minaj know about talent?

kwcoach writes:

We just don't watch because of Niki....no fun this year at all.

dixieboy writes:

Niki Minaj is jealous of Janelle. Nicki has also gotten a lot more gnarly as of late....too many snide remarks that don't have anything to do with critiquing vocal talent.

gross1157 writes:

Minaj is too busy moving the hair from the left side of her face to have anything to say that means anything.

Damitman writes:

If all I had to worry about was what Niki Minaj thought about me, my life would be sweet. Don't worry about her, she'll be looking for a job soon enough!!!

PollyAnna writes:

Mute button works fine during Minaj's critiques.

etu_vol_fan writes:

in response to kwcoach:

We just don't watch because of Niki....no fun this year at all.

I haven't watched much this year. Minaj is a no talent joke. They better wise up and kick her to the curb asap as soon as this season wraps.

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