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American Idol Episode 2: Mariah Carey, Her Hair and the Windy City Make for the Most Amazing GIF Ever

So let's get right to the point: Nicki Minaj was the Most GIF-able new judge in the American Idol season premiere. But Mariah Carey wins night two, if only for this GIF:

American Idol GIF, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj

Amazing. Maybe the most amazing GIF ever. Probably the most amazing GIF ever, right?

And from amazing to bizarre, when Nicki did this:

American Idol GIF, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj

And Mariah countered by doing...this?

American Idol GIF, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj

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An early warning that night two would debut the Mariah we've all been waiting for: The Lamb with a Few Loose Screws.

American Idol GIF, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj

Who seemed a little confused on whether Idol is a real job or not. Or maybe just confused on what a "job" is.

American Idol GIF, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj
American Idol GIF, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj

And thought everything was "cool beans salad."

American Idol GIF, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj
American Idol GIF, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj

That is, when she wasn't being so emotional.

American Idol GIF, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj

She knows what it's like to have to sing through the tears, you guys! She knows!

American Idol GIF, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj

A solid night, Mariah (the 62nd most popular name, FYI!!!!). And though her wigs stayed in place and her tear ducts empty, Nicki provided ample moments to ponder. Such as this face, which one might assume is displeasure.

American Idol GIF, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj

When in actuality, that's the face she makes when she loves a singer! For the record, this is the face she makes when she dislikes a singer:

American Idol GIF, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj

Got it?

American Idol GIF, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj

For those keeping tally at home, that's Nicki: 1, Mariah: 1.

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