Nicki Minaj is 'hoping a girl wins this year' on 'American Idol'

By Gina DiFalco,

The judges of American Idol, Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban have continuously said that this year they believe a girl will win the competition.

“Super Bass” rapper, Minaj, is reiterating that in a new interview, saying she’s “actually hoping a girl wins this year.”

Minaj spoke to MTV News and said about the strong presence of girls this year "The stars have aligned and the girls that have come to audition for us have had just had strong voices like I don't know what. We narrowed it down to some great girls. I think we did a great job picking amazing voices.”

Some of the female contenders this year are Zoanette Johnson, Kree Harrison, Tenna Torres, Angela Miller, Amber Holcomb, Breanna Steer, Aubrey Cleland, Candice Glover and Janelle Arthur.

Urban has also spoken about this year being all about the girls, saying it’s “absolutely a girl's year to win, in my opinion. That's not to say the guys aren't strong because they really are. It's really more a testament to how strong the girls are this year."

If you missed Wednesday’s episode, check out our recap. Johnson closed the show with a rendition ofThe Lion King's “The Circle of Life” and stunned the crowd.

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