Candice Glover won "American Idol" Season 12 over Kree Harrison as Psy, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, Adam Lambert and Aretha Franklin performed.
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Amber Holcomb cut from 'American Idol,' sings Whitney Houston as Angie Miller, Candice Glover, Kree Harrison make final three
Angie Miller, Amber Holcomb, Kree Harrison or Candice Glover is about to be cut from "American Idol" — and as Nicki Minaj says, none of them really deserve to go; the best four made it to the end.
But only three can move on; and the first to make it is Miller, which is totally expected. She's most probably going to win this thing; hasn't been the best, but has been good and consistently the most popular.
After that it's Glover, which was not expected necessarily; which means it will be Holcomb going home. Too bad, she was my favorite. It'd be nice if Harrison went home instead, she's probably been the weakest of the final four; but she's had good fan support.
And Harrison is indeed in the top three, so Holcomb leaves. She was electric on many nights, always interesting, and grew the most of any contestant.
Has crazy charisma, unbelievable vocal skills, great look, and gigantic confidence. But still a nice girl who's a little shy and surprises you with how good she is. She's gonna be a star.
Closes us out with some Whitney Houston, who the judges have compared her to a number of times; "I Believe in You and Me."
She breaks down in tears at the end as her dad comes up and gives her a huge hug; other contestants are tearing up as well, as is Mariah Carey.