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Candice Glover won "American Idol" Season 12 over Kree Harrison as Psy, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, Adam Lambert and Aretha Franklin performed.

Skylar Laine's Whitney Houston song is 'a thing of beauty' on 'American Idol'

Guest mentor Mary J. Blige tells Skylar Laine, singing  Whitney Houston's "Where Do Broken Hearts Go," to pull back in parts so that, by contrast, it pops that much more.

Wow, what a great country twang to start; it actually fits the song well. And she's just effortlessly soaring on the chorus, totally relaxed. Sounds as though it was written for her. And then, toward the end, she just unleashes it and has the audience screaming. She goes big and high but always in control. Best of the night, by a mile. I'd listen to it again.

"Our biggest moment of the night, that was amazing," says Jennifer Lopez. Steven Tyler calls it "a thing of beauty," and Randy Jackson said he likes how she's a country girl but proved tonight "you can sing any song."


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