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 capped off one of the best nights ever on "American Idol" with a powerful, unexpected performance of The Cure's "Lovesong" that overshadowed Amber Holcomb's and Kree Harrison's fresh and surprising takes on songs written nearly a half-century ago.
The six remaining finalists had to sing a song by Burt Bacharach first, before getting to perform any song they...Read more »
Candice Glover gives one of 'greatest performances ever,' Janelle Arthur does not on 'American Idol'
Janelle Arthur singing Garth Brooks' version of "The Dance" on "American Idol," sitting on the edge of the stage and doing nothing fancy with it.
Not bad; but also nothing special. She's out of her league with this season's powerhouse group, and at this point nothing to do but let her time on the show play out.
"Not your best performance ever," says Randy...Read more »
Lazaro Arbos next on "American Idol," doing Robbie Williams' "Angels." Hard to understand him because he keeps swallowing the words and singing too low -- but somehow it works with the song, carries with it some drama.
Keith Urban says the women are so "crazy good" tonight and it's hard for him to match up. Nicki Minaj just says, "what he said."
Randy...Read more »
Angie Miller is back at the piano as the “American Idol” finalists sing their second song of the night — ones they wish they had written. She's doing Kari Jobe's “Love Came Down.“
OK, now this is classic Miller — compelling, unique, naturally building to emotion; not too perfect, she's just letting loose. Great choice, memorable performance; gets Keith Urban and Randy Jackson to stand.
“I...Read more »
Janelle Arthur next on "American Idol," doing "I'll Never Fall in Love Again." It's instantly forgettable; vocals are fine, but she adds nothing special and it just seems like a cover.
"That was good," Keith Urban says. Nicki Minaj says Arthur could be a commercial success, "but I thought that was really boring." Randy Jackson calls it "lackluster,"...Read more »
Lazaro Arbos next on "American Idol," singing "Close to You." It's not good; he's swallowing his words, the song itself is melodramatic and almost impossible to sing without parodying. Low energy, nothing at all distinctive about it. Tepid applause at the end.
"All I can say is 'no, no, no, no'" says Randy Jackson -- "dude, that was horrible." He goes...Read more »
Angela Miller up first as the six remaining "American Idol" finalists do a song by Burt Bacharach and then a song they wish they had written.
Not sure why the Fox producers keep forcing these dated themes on everyone -- I doubt any of the finalists knew who Bacharach was before this week. Miller does "Anyone Who Had a Heart" -- it's forgettable, mainly because the song...Read more »
"American Idol" is about to cut to six finalists. We already know Angie Miller, Kree Harrison and Lazaro Arbos are safe; now they send Candice Glover to safety. And then after that, Amber Holcomb.
Which means either Janelle Arthur or Burnell Taylor is going home. I hope it's Arthur; she's never done anything for me, is just a generic country singer. And it's odd how the judges pretend...Read more »
'American Idol' judges pick Angie Miller, Amber Holcomb and Kree Harrison for top three -- fans disagree
Seven remaining "American Idol" finalists start elimination night with a group song, Queen's "Somebody to Love." It's good -- Angie Miller sparkles, with Candice Glover showing off her huge pipes on an epic final note.
Casey James, who nobody remembers from season nine, is back on the show, performing "The Good Life." It's a typical easy-listening country song;...Read more »
Did Burnell Taylor give Bon Jovi a bad name on last night’s rock-themed edition of “American Idol”? Seven of our nine “Idol” psychics thought so, and expect him to be eliminated tonight.
Judge Nicki Minaj said Taylor looked like “a little Teddy Ruxpin bear” performing “You Give Love a Bad Name,” not exactly the sort of review you want to get doing Bon Jovi, unless, maybe, you’re doing the...Read more »