USA Today reported that Nicki has a "very clear vision of what she wants to find in a contestant", and displayed a "heart full of compassion" for some of the show's "socially awkward" contestants.
Similar praise was offered by the Wall Street Journal, which called Minaj a "pleasant surprise", whose comments were "compassionate, thoughtful, and insightful throughout".
Nicki's fellow newbies were also praised though, with The Hollywood Reporter writing that Mariah offered "astute observations on vocal tone and delivery", while Keith Urban's previous judging panel experience told.
We can't wait to see how the new panel gets on as the competition progresses.
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