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“The Turbanator” Gets “Idol” Ticket

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(KTVI) — Not only did contestant Gurpreet Singh Sarin walk out of his American Idol audition last night with a trip to Hollywood, he walked out with a new nickname: The Tubanator.

Singer and judge Nikki Minaj gave him this nickname from his assortment of turbans he owns: one with every outfit.

The judges liked his voice but didn’t think it would favor over the other contestants.

Sarin’s final vote came down to Minaj, who ended up giving him his ticket to the next level.

American Idol airs on FOX.