Candice Glover won "American Idol" Season 12 over Kree Harrison as Psy, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, Adam Lambert and Aretha Franklin performed.
Paul Jolley's 'pretty' voice, Dr. Calvin Peters' soul charms 'American Idol' judges
Paul Jolley next up on "American Idol" in Baton Rouge, his grandfather recently died. He's singing "I Won't Let Go" -- melodic voice, sincere and likable.
"Your voice is really, really pretty," says Nicki Minaj, who also liked his tone and the "sparkle in your eye." She's very good at capturing someone's appeal with just the right words.
Keith Urban praises the "honesty" in his tone. Yeah; he's not an amazing singer, but there's something about him that I think people will respond to, could be a finalist.
Loud Chris Barthel up next, says when he "performs" he has an alter ego -- Minaj dubs him "Mushroom," his hair is a bit like a mushroom cap.
Just stands there talking a mile a minute. Finally does "If I Had You" -- he's the type of contestant I'm most annoyed by, is just up there to be on TV and doesn't take singing seriously -- a slap in the face to all the contestants who live and die music and bare their soul for the chance to make a living at this.
"I don't think it's your thing," says Urban. Judges have fun with him, he leaves them laughing.
Dr. Calvin Peters up next, doing Maxwell's "Whenever, Wherever, Whatever." Good voice, soulful; lots of charisma.
Urban and Minaj like how he did a good job on a tough song, he gets the votes and is on to Hollywood.