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Yup, dude sure looks like a lady.

On the final audition night of American Idol Season 12, the judges were (sort of, but, come on, not really at all) surprised by one especially unusual contestant:

A manly-looking, overdressed woman with a blonde wig and large breasts and... hey, is that Steven Tyler?!?

Yup, the ex-panelists surprised Randy Jackson and the new team by showing up for an audition in Oklahoma. Watch the exchange now:

Overall, the hour-long show was dedicated to similarly wacky acts, from a woman who tried out with her ventriloquist dummy to the worst national anthem rendition of all-time.

The one hopeful with actual hope? Nate Tao. We could see him go places.

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American Idol producers have come out and assured fans that all is good with the show's judging panel.

But Steven Tyler doesn't believe the public statement was necessary... because the entire Mariah Carey vs. Nicki Minaj feud is total BS, according to the former panelist.

Asked by TMZ whether he thought the confrontation this week between singers was contrived for publicity, Tyler responded "of course."

And when asked when he would be returning to the Fox competition, Tyler scoffed and made it clear: NEVER.

What do you think of the Idol feud? Is it legitimate?

 

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When Steven Tyler departed American Idol last month, he said in a statement that he "loved every minute" of the experience.

But in a new Rolling Stone interview, the rocker sounds a very different tune.

Steven Tyler on Stage

“It was something to do while the storm blew by, to be honest,” Tyler tells the magazine, adding that he joined the panel mainly due to spats with his Aerosmith bandmates at the time.

Once he was actually on board, the singer says Idol just was “not [his] cup of tea.”

Tyler has nothing negative to say about Randy Jackson or Jennifer Lopez - or about taking home $10 million per year, we're guessing - but he really didn't enjoy criticizing aspiring artists.

“The show’s about kids and what you do to nurture their talent," he said. "They wanted me to take the piss out of the kids and I don’t have that in me. That’s not what I’m about.”

American Idol, of course has moved on from Tyler and from J. Lo. Mariah Carey has signed on, with Nick Jonas and Pharrell Williams both rumored to join her.

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Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez may be gone from American Idol, and chatter may already be buzzing over their replacement (Adam Lambert? Mariah Carey? Aretha Franklin?), but these judges will never be forgotten.

By their now-former co-star at least.

Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez

"Steven and Jennifer are truly two of the most talented and consummate professionals I've worked with," Jackson told Gossip Cop in a statement. "I was friends with them before we hopped on this crazy journey together and I have no doubt our friendships will continue long after. I will love them for life."

Lopez confirmed her departure to Ryan Seacrest on Friday, while Tyler released his own statement earlier in the week.

There's been talk that the series is now looking to start over and will next give Jackson the axe.

What do YOU think, THGers? Which of the following stars would you most want to see as a Season 12 judge?

 

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American Idol judge Steven Tyler is leaving his seat at the table. The news comes just hours after Jennifer Lopez announced her plans to leave Idol on The Today Show.

With Tyler leaving and Lopez threatening to do the same, the judges table looks mighty bare.

Tyler says the decision was made in order to focus on his band Aerosmith. "The next two years are dedicated to kicking some serious ass," the singer said in a statement. And he means business, as Aerosmith has a new album and tour all lined up.

Steven Tyler at the All-Star Game

So who take over Tyler's spot? Adam Lambert is rumored as a possible replacement.

Other possible American Idol season 12 judges include Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and Nicki Minaj.

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Jennifer Diley auditioned for American Idol in San Diego Sunday - on an episode that will be replayed at 8 p.m. tonight on Fox - and did not make the Hollywood cut. Case closed, right?

Not so much.

The aspiring singer, who donned a tube top and very short shorts, has gone public with complaints over producers forcing her to choose from a list of "flirty" songs. (She ended up covering "With You" by Jessica Simpson and "Hero" by Mariah Carey, neither of which she had rehearsed.).

Diley is also apparently mad at Steven Tyler because he supposedly told her off-air that he loved her outfit... and then remained silent while she was mocked for it during the audition. The nerve!

Informed off this random complaint, Tyler's manager told TMZ: "You are telling me some provocatively dressed woman is claiming Steven Tyler flirted with her? I am shocked."

As for auditions of people who can actually sing, we recommend fans keep an eye on Ashley Robles. She has serious potential.

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Shannon Magrane made quite the impression on American Idol judges during last night's season 11 premiere.

Awkwardly for the 15-year old's father, though, it wasn't simply due to her singing.

In a clearly contrived set-up, Randy asked Shannon after her athletic interests... which led to a mention that her dad, Joe, pitched in the 1987 World Series... which led to Joe and other family members entering the room... which led to Joe asking Steven Tyler about Boston and the Aerosmith frontman responding:

"Great, beautiful. Hot, humid and happening... just like your daughter!"

But let's not let that quip detract from Magrane's performance, as she earned a ticket to Hollywood due to a cover of "Something's Got a Hold on Me." We'll be keeping an eye on Shannon, just not in the way Tyler implied above.

Remaining our overall favorite from Savannah, though? Phillip Phillips, by a long shot.

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Oh, it is on between American Idol and The Voice.

During their panel discussion at yesterday's Television Critics Association winter press tour session, judges Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler left little doubt that they don't care much for NBC's singing competition, which gets underway on February 5.

Three Idol Judges

Among the disses lobbed at The Voice by this trio and/or Fox executives:

“It’s a compliment to Idol. We’re not hiring a lot of people from The Voice to be on our show.” - Fox reality president Mike Darnell on Kelly Clarkson joining The Voice as a mentor

"It was almost like second chance people; it wasn’t some new artist.” - Randy Jackson on The Voice champion Javier Colon having had a contract with Capitol Records

 “This is the show that produces the stars.” - Producer Ken Warwick

“We will never, ever rip of Star Trek like The Voice did with the chairs.” - Jackson

Finally, Randy responded to a question about why four consecutive Idol champions have had a penis, saying: “May the best talent win. If it’s another boy this year that’s the most talented person, that’s who should win... Look at the success of Justin Bieber; there are a lot of girls who vote for boys, that’s just what happens.”

Which singing competition do you like best?

 

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This just in: Steven Tyler's still got it.

While fellow judge Jennifer Lopez took to the stage last night and showcased her sexy dance moves, the Aerosmith singer kicked off his performance by sitting at the piano and then belting out a version of the inspiring classic "Dream On."

Is there any other male singer that can hit the high notes heard here? We doubt it. Give Tyler a listen and then give him a standing O. After all these years, the rocker can seriously bring it...

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A mean Randy Jackson? A tearful Jennifer Lopez? A shy Thia Megia?

At yesterday's American Idol panel at PaleyFest 2011, producers and contestants dished on season 10 of the country's most popular show. Read on for an intimate look at the judging table and a lot more...

Steven Tyler, J. Lo and Randy Jackson

Producer Ken Warwick, on the new Dawg: "He keeps it real... Randy brings it back and smack, this is what we think and this is where it is. He's great this year."

Randy, on his new attitude: "Somebody great is going to go home every week because I think we got some really, really talented kids. We got to call it as we see it. You just have to be honest and give these kids really helpful critiques, be that good or bad."

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Steven Tyler at the All-Star Game Steven Tyler is the lead singer of Aerosmith. With huge lips, he's led this band for many, many years and shows no signs of slowing down. More »
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Slap that baby on the ass and call me Christmas!

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Looking at you, I'm closing my eyes and it's a work of art, a thing of beauty... And I will finish that off with a double helping of ooh-yeah.

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