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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Angie Miller a '10 out of 10 out of 10,' Kree Harrison flops on 'American Idol'
Kree Harrison next on "American Idol," singing Susan Tedeschi's "It Hurts So Bad." Not crazy about the song choice -- not that well known and it starts off a bit sedate, and she's swallowing some words. It gets better as it goes on, but we've seen better from her.
Randy Jackson says "I don't know if it's the best vocal I've heard from you," calls it a bit "disconnected" in parts, and would rather have heard something else this week. Mariah Carey says she didn't know the song before; thought there were moments when she connected with the audience.
Keith Urban says everyone's vocals are "exceptional" at this point, so it's down to emotional connection, which he didn't see from her. Nicki Minaj says flat out "that is not a top-four-worthy performance," tells her to "meditate" and essentially says the judges can waste time saying nice things about her but she just needs to give more next time.
Angie Miller next, doing Jessie J's "Who You Are" -- at the piano, of course. She's excellent; pure soaring tone, natural sense of timing and drama. Song has an urgency to it, and her melodramatic personality actually fits here.
Makes an emotional connection, really conveys the storytelling arc of the song; makes you feel a little tired at the end, like we've gone through something.
Standing ovation from the judges. Carey says "the caliber of the performance was -- beyond." Urban likes how she loosened up as the song went on, and became more "carefree."
Minaj says "there's no one that compares to you in this competition when you're behind the piano." Says that's when she really believes in herself, calls it "exceptional." Jackson yells out, "10 out of 10 out of 10 for me, sheer perfection!"