4. Latin Sass
Shakira brought out her sexy Spanish several times throughout the two-night event, something Aguilera rarely did. Most notably, she chatted with the surprisingly-Spanish-savvy folk-duo Midas Whale that stole the show last night. The Spanish interludes were fun, especially because they resulted in attempted Spanish by the other judges. Usher went so far as to say, and I quote, “Hola!”
5. The Chemistry
Chemistry counts, guys! Just ask Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey. The new judges seemed to fit right in, and Adam and Blake embraced them into the group. There were friendly jabs, aww moments, and Adam still had someone to harmlessly bicker with, sans Christina’s bitchiness. Overall, the new judges were a hit.