"American Idol" judges said they weren't fooled when former judge Steven Tyler took the stage in drag during this week's auditions for talent show in Oklahoma.
"Steven Tyler is in the house," cheered Randy Jackson.
Mariah Carey quipped, "Dude looks like a lady," a reference to the Aerosmith hit by the same name.
CNN said Keith Urban recognized the prank immediately while Jackson, Carey and Nicki Minaj seemed to need a few moments to catch on.
The Oklahoma auditions were the final round of tryouts before the selection process moves to Hollywood, the New York Daily News said.