By Bronwyn Barnes
Updated September 17, 2012 at 12:00 PM EDT
Ps Face Off Idol
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When I heard that the American Idol judges were making an appearance in New York City this morning, I anticipated the ultimate Fashion Face-Off — Mariah vs. Nicki. That is, until I saw the photos…

Decked out in a tube top, painted-on jeans and a cotton candy wig, Nicki definitely brought it. Unfortunately, Mariah opted for a demure little black dress, which she paired with a sedate trench coat and understated peep toe pumps.

But wait, there’s a dark horse in the running! Not only is Randy Jackson back, he seems to have gotten an image overhaul. And for some reason, his new look is a cross between Where’s Waldo and Sgt. Pepper.

It’s our first-ever three-way Fashion Face-Off. Who gets your vote for best dressed Idol judge? Cast your vote in the poll below.

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