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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Paul Jolley up next on "American Idol," seems like a nice guy but he doesn't deserve to be here in my view; mentor Jimmy Iovine tells him he "perpetually oversings."
Is singing Scotty McCreery's version of "Amazed." Just sitting on the steps; a bit theatrical right away but it's a good song choice that fits his voice. Cheesy as heck, of course, because that's...Read more »
Devin Velez next on "American Idol," singing Carrie Underwood's "Temporary Home." He's got a purity to his voice; fits well with the lyrics and feel of the song, comes across as heartfelt and genuine. Not doing anything flashy or tricky here tonight, just standing on stage and singing.
Keith Urban says "that was not one of your better performances -- the wrong...Read more »
Nicki Minaj is late and nowhere to be seen as "American Idol" starts its finals — first time I can remember that happening on a live show. They're singing songs from past "Idol" winners.
Curtis Finch Jr. up first; mentor Jimmy Iovine tells him not to be too old-fashioned, which is good advice. Doing Fantasia's "I Believe," in a ridiculously loud red paisley...Read more »
Elijah Liu and Curtis Finch topped a mediocore guys' night on "American Idol," as most of the ten contestants took turns reminding us how they don't stand a chance against a stellar women's group this season.
All anyone's going to be talking about though is Charlie Askew's emotional meltdown -- he gave an odd, angry performance of Genesis' "Mama," during which he hurled...Read more »
Devin Velez next on “American Idol,“ singing in Spanish as has become his trademark. He's good — sweet voice, strong presence, effortless, looks at home up there. Kind of odd that he's wearing a black bow tie with his bright red sweater, but he's definitely memorable.
Keith Urban loved it. Nicki Minaj starts praising him in Spanish. Randy Jackson raves over his pure voice. Mariah Carey...Read more »
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....Read more »
Burnell Taylor up next on "American Idol," doing Fantasia's "I'm Here." The lyrics help him come across as honest and vulnerable; he did nothing fancy -- just sang -- but you can't stop listening.
Keith Urban, who gave him a standing ovation, says he "believed every part" of it, loves his unique tone. Nicki Minaj calls him "one of a kind -- you were born...Read more »
Charlie Askew sings next on "American Idol," doing Genesis' "Mama." Slow start, but hits the chorus and hurls the mike stand aside; suddenly he's all power and big voice. A very odd choice; doesn't quite hang together for me or mesh with his persona, but he's got a pure vocal and he definitely isn't mailing it in.
Keith Urban says "I wish I knew what people at home...Read more »
Elijah Liu up first as "American Idol" goes from 10 guys to five, doing Rihanna's "Stay." Fantastic from the get-go; has a unique tone, and sounds -- and looks -- like a pop star. Calmness to him too; in total control, not trying too hard, just letting the song pour out of him, deliberately. Great performance, audience goes wild.
Keith Urban liked his control, felt the...Read more »
'American Idol': Amber Holcomb stunning; Angela Miller, Candice Glover, Kree Harrison and Aubrey Cleland fantastic
Amber Holcomb got a standing ovation on "American Idol," topping the other female favorites -- Angela Miller, Candice Glover, Kree Harrison and Aubrey Cleland -- on another stellar night for the woman.
All four judges stood for Holcomb after her stunning performance of Whitney Houston's "I Believe in You." She doesn't look like a star, yet; but there's something...Read more »