I have been asking myself why I'm still watching this junk and the answer came to me in the form of two moments...
1. The guy with the speech impediment. At first I thought he had a slight mental problem, but it turned out it was following problems from tonsil surgery... and then he sang beautifully!
2. The final contestant who was very short and the judges loved him. I didn't see the love for his voice, but the way he was treated was magical!
The rest of the show - meh. You can keep the antics of Minaj and Carey. It's all played up drama for ratings, IMO.