Never have judges on a talent show said so much and meant so little. Welcome to the blathering, God-dropping authorities on P.Diddy's Starmaker, folks who make the American Idol brain trust sound informed, rational, even thoughtful...

In summing up singer David Benett's act, we have Laurie Ann Gibson lavishly praising the Diddlemeister, apparently the Lord's go-to earthling for showcasing tomorrow's stars. Who only God can really judge. Or something.

Then humble Diddy himself chimes in with encouragement to turn their "individuality into the swagger that it can be." Meaning, what? Wearing dark glasses indoors?

Whether they actually liked Bennett or not is anybody's guess.


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