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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Candice Glover next on "American Idol" as the finalists do their second song, which has to be a classic. Singing "You've Changed" -- she's good, but the song itself doesn't do a whole lot for me. No emotional connection; I wind up tuning it out a bit.
Randy Jackson called it "amazing," loved her vocal perfection. Mariah Carey says, "the only critique...Read more »
Angie Miller singing her second song -- which can be any classic -- on "American Idol." Doing "Someone to Watch Over Me," which she says her mom used to sing to her.
She's not at the piano, which is usually the kiss of death for her; and sure enough, comes across a bit vampy. Ah, but that voice... tender, soft, slow. No goosebumps, no moment, you can even call it cheesy;...Read more »
Candice Glover up next on "American Idol," singing Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man." Starts so smooth, so in control; has made the song her own, with perfect vocals that soar without going over the top.
Impossible to listen to her without nodding your head or tapping your feet; she just carries you along.
"Yo -- this girl right here, that's how you sing a song!"...Read more »
Harry Connick Jr. is back on "American Idol" as a guest mentor, with the four finalists singing a song from 2013 and then a classic song tonight.
Angie Miller up first, singing Rihanna's "Diamonds" while seated at the piano. Nice crackle in her voice; brings her usual sense of drama and touch. Not a great song choice for me -- it's inherently a limited song and there's...Read more »
"American Idol" is about to cut to its top three — or maybe not, with the show promising a "surprise twist" tonight.
Lee Dewyze, who won season nine and has been one of the least notable champs, singing "Silver Lining." He's still got that great tone; not sure he'd have even made the top five this year though.
They then review Angie Miller's performance...Read more »
"American Idol" is cutting to three finalists tonight -- or are they? Ryan Seacrest promises a "surprise twist" so we'll see. They start things off with the group singing Alicia Keys' "Girl on Fire."
It's a strong, enjoyable performance; choreography isn't anything special and they don't interact much, but oh those voices...
Amber Holcomb up first; her rendition...Read more »
Amber Holcomb and Angie Miller outshone Kree Harrison and Candice Glover as the fantastic "American Idol" final four sang a song of their own choice and then a one-hit wonder.
With all the vocal talent on stage it had the chance to be one of the show's best nights ever. It was not, due to some poor song choices; but it was still pretty good.
Below is how I ranked the performances;...Read more »
Kree Harrison doing "A Whiter Shade of Pale" next on "American Idol." She's bringing her all, and it's enjoyable. But like everyone else tonight I don't think she picked a great one-hit wonder to sing. There's only so much you can do with a song that isn't that memorable.
Randy Jackson says "you redeemed yourself," calls it "brilliant." Mariah Carey...Read more »
Amber Holcomb singing "MacArthur Park" next as "American Idol" does one-hit wonders, a theme chosen by audience vote. The song itself isn't that great; Holcomb performs it well, gives it a sense of fun and carries us along with her strong vocals. But only so much she can do with it.
Gets all the judges but Nicki Minaj to stand, though. "The sun has come out, you're...Read more »
Angie Miller and Candice Glover's duet gets ovation, Amber Holcomb and Kree Harrison 'like superheroes' on 'American Idol'
Amber Holcomb and Kree Harrison team up to sing Adele's "Rumour Has It" next on "American Idol." Holcomb's distinctive voice really cuts through; she simply sounds like a star. Harrison is strong as well; they've got Keith Urban rocking out in his seat.
Urban praises Holcomb's "commanding stance," calls it "riveting." Nicki Minaj says "you guys...Read more »