Nicki Minaj Late For American Idol Live Show
Judge misses first act after getting 'stuck in traffic' on way to studio...
SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of a show which is yet to be broadcast in the UK.
The Pound The Alarm singer was claimed to have still been "stuck in traffic" on her way to the studio in Los Angeles as the cameras started rolling.
And veteran show host Ryan Seacrest told fans: "We are coming to you live and on time."
Before telling the cheering audience to "keep that energy going for three of your four judges who are here tonight".
And Seacrest moved on with the show, introducing the other three judges and bringing out the first act before Nicki eventually turned up and took her seat during the second performance of the night.
The week's theme was songs that had been given iconic performances by previous contestants on the show.
Angie Miller, Candice Glover, Amber Holcomb and Kree Harrison provided the stand-out performances of the night - and one of the 10 will get the boot in tonight's live show (in the US).
The show described in this article will be screened in the UK this evening on 5* - with the results show following tomorrow night.