Candice Glover won "American Idol" Season 12 over Kree Harrison as Psy, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, Adam Lambert and Aretha Franklin performed.
Kree Harrison compared to waffles, Lazaro Arbos loses his confidence on 'American Idol'
Lazaro Arbos up next on "American Idol," doing Kelly Clarkson's "Breakaway." Seems a bit nervous; and his vocals are getting swallowed. I'm a big fan of his, but it's not a memorable performance. Maybe it's nerves, maybe his voice just isn't big enough; but the richness hasn't been there for a while.
Keith Urban asks him why he chose the song, and tells him it "wasn't in his wheelhouse." Nicki Minaj liked how "you look like Ricky Ricardo tonight," but says it was her "least favorite" of his performances, and tells him not to let anyone "break your confidence." Says for whatever reason "you seemed very nervous." Tells him to "go back to feeling confident and think that you're great."
Randy Jackson thinks "that song was way too big for you," says he was off-key. Mariah Carey loves his "courage," which gets big applause.
Kree Harrison next, mentor Jimmy Iovine tells her she has a great shot to win it all, but not to "oversing." Singing "Crying," which Carrie Underwood did a version of. Great choice, I think.
Great from the get-go; has the tone just right, voice is golden on the high notes, and it's just a pleasure to listen to. Lots of emotion in there; nothing fancy, just letting her vocals do the work.
Urban says, "if you made a record tomorrow, I would go and buy that record." Minaj says her performance was like her favorite breakfast waffles -- "smooth, enjoyable," and ultimately "beautiful." Jackson says her voice "just makes me feel good all over," and loves how she puts "feeling" into everything she does. Carey says "you have an enormous range," can't wait to hear her sing again.