Mariah Carey and Mom All Smiles on ‘American Idol,’ Plus ‘Beautiful’ Update

Even though she had a few tense moments with Nicki Minaj on Wednesday's live episode of "American Idol," Mariah Carey was all smiles with the first diva she ever knew.

Beaming, Mariah Carey shared the festivities on and off camera with her mother Wednesday (pictured).

Sharing a pic during one of the break periods, Mariah smiled with her mom and said "My Mommy, The first diva I ever met, visiting me on idol!"

On a different note, Mariah also gave thanks to "American Idol" producers for giving her critiques theme music…

"Thank you AI for always respecting my critiques by adding wonderful theme music to the main," she said.

In related news, Mariah Carey is just days from premiering the anticipated single "Beautiful," which is a collaboration with Miguel.The song is expected to lead her forthcoming album, due for release later this year.

Giving us an update yesterday, Mariah Carey shared the fact that she attended a meeting about the single and its roll out (May 6).

"On my way to a label pow wow regarding #beautiful excited!!," she shared.

"Beautiful" drops May 6!