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Nicki Minaj's most bizarre 'American Idol' premiere moments

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Love her or hate her -- and yes, "American Idol" fans, we know where many of you stand -- Nicki Minaj has already made her mark on the talent competition. That's quite some feat after just two episodes, but it's hardly a surprise to any familiar with her work.

Minaj has always been a performer who demands attention, whether for her music, her characters or her can't-be-ignored wigs and costumes. But on "Idol," she found new ways to stand out -- and not necessarily in a good way.

First there was the odd British invasion from night one of the two-part season premiere, in which Minaj put on her best fake accent (or worst Simon Cowell impersonation) for the panel and hopefuls. The effect soon spread to co-diva Mariah Carey.

For night two, the hip-hop and dance-music hitmaker shifted her focus from playing posh to checking out the talent on stage -- the male talent.

Both nights featured plenty of moments of her dishing out exaggerated reactions, making scene-stealing exclamations and of course, trading barbs with Carey.

Which Minaj moments stood out most to you? Tell us your picks for her best or worst attention-grabbing "Idol" scenes on our Facebook page. And be sure to take our poll below to let us know just what you think of her "Idol" stint so far.

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