Candice Glover won "American Idol" Season 12 over Kree Harrison as Psy, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, Adam Lambert and Aretha Franklin performed.
Audience loves Lazaro Arbos, judges stand for Curtis Finch on 'American Idol'
Lazaro Arbos next on "American Idol," resplendent in a white suit with a Miami Vice-ish pink shirt underneath; singing "Feeling Good." A bit cheesy and an odd choice, but he can pretty much do anything. So smooth on the chorus, with a big finish. Audience goes nuts for him, like always.
Keith Urban calls it "really good," praises how he connects with the audience. Nicki Minaj loves him as always, with Randy Jackson calling it "great" and praising his vocals. Mariah Carey likes how he throws himself into his singing.
Curtis Finch Jr. up next, singing R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly." Simple, well-sung and powerful. Judges are grinning; he busts it loose on the second part, then just slays the final notes; gets a standing ovation from all four judges.
Urban says it was like a "sermon in Vegas tonight," Minaj loves him and tells him to do exactly this. Jackson says, "I feel like the competition tonight started right here." Carey loved his energy.