"I'm always interested to see what songs they've got," says Keith Urban. "That's the thing that always surprises me with some of them. We get there before the show starts and we look down at some of the artists and see what song they're going to see so we get just as surprised as everybody at home watching.
"I think this is one of the best top twenties we've ever had," says Randy Jackson. "There is something for everybody in this. There is some character, there is some difference. It's not like any of the other seasons. This is it's own season.
"Looking at that top 20 tonight I was very proud," says Nicki Minaj. "I'm really connected to all of them and I want them to win. I want all of them to win.