‘American Idol’ notes: Nicki Minaj, Jessica Sanchez, Kellie Pickler

With the audition rounds finally starting to shoot in New York City, it’s starting to be a little bit of a busy time again in the world of “American Idol.” So with that, it only seems appropriate to start off our Monday morning “notes” with some scoop straight from the auditions.

Nicki vs. Mariah … already? – Even though it is still early in the audition process, it does not look as though Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey are going to be good friends by any stretch of the imagination.

According to TMZ, these two ladies have already clashed on a number of occasions during the auditions, as Mariah has reportedly interrupted Nicki at times during her critiques. We don’t know whether or not any of this is true, but we do have a feeling these two together are surely going to make for a rather interesting season.

Jessica Sanchez heads to Manila – The ton ten from this past season have seen crowds before, but never to the same level as what they are going to see in Manila for their first-ever performance in the country. The singers took off early this morning, and for Jessica Sanchez in particular it is going to be a major journey; not only is she half-Filipino, but she is a enormous star in the country without even stepping foot there

Kellie Pickler sits down with “Ellen” – Finally we’ll close things off with a rather inspirational video from Kellie Pickler talking about the decision that she made to shave her head in a show of solidarity with one of her good friends that is suffering from cancer. It’s a truly nice thing for Kellie to have done, in particular since there was no person forcing her to do this at all and she would be in the headlines regardless of whether or not she did this.

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