Candice Glover Gives Best ‘American Idol’ Performance EVER – Top 6 Recap [VIDEOS]
The Top 6 sang two songs. One from the Burt Bacharach & Hal David catalogue and a song they wished they written. I was bored until Candice sang ‘Don’t Make Me Over’ during the first round of songs. Three of the four judges were on their feet after her performance. Then she topped herself with The Cure’s ‘Love Song.’ It was the best vocal performance I’ve heard in any singing competition. Randy Jackson agreed, saying ‘I speak for all the judges, that was the best performance in all 12 Idol seasons or on any singing competition.’ Keith Urban bowed down to Candice after that amazing vocal. Mariah Carey even sprinkled her with gold glitter. Why she had gold glitter is another question. She’s Mariah.
Social media was on fire after Candice’s performance as well. Keith and Carrie Underwood both Tweeted their amazement at her talent.
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) April 11, 2013
Wow! Wow! Wow…@candiceai12
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) April 11, 2013
The girls are all great singers this season, but Candice is in a whole different league. If she doesn’t win, it’ll be an utter shame. Watch her performances below.
As good as Candice was, Lazaro Arbos was as bad. I actually fast forwarded through his first song when the key changed in the music but he didn’t. It was the worst performance I’ve seen in all 12 seasons with only 6 left in the competition. If Lazaro doesn’t leave this week, it’ll be as shameful as Candice not winning.
Country/soul singer Kree Harrison held her own. After her first song ‘What the World Needs Now Is Love,’ Nicki Minaj said she expected her to be ‘singing at the CMA awards next year and the year after that.’ Keith topped Nicki after Kree sang Kris Kristofferson’s ‘Help Me Make It Through the Night,’ saying he expected her to ‘be at the Grand Ole Opry.‘
Country girl Janelle Arthur may be in danger with Lazaro tonight. She did okay, but okay won’t win you the American Idol title this year. I’d never heard the first song she sang, which was a little boring for me. She took on Garth Brook’s ‘The Dance’ for the song she wished she’d written but it paled in comparison to the other women.
Angie Miller and Amber Holcomb also received high praise for their performances. Both sang a Dionne Warwick tune and I was bored with both. Although the judges gave high praise to Amber, I found it whiny. Angie impressed with her second song choice. She stayed at the piano to sing Kari Jobe’s ‘Love Came Down’ and performed with emotion for the first time in weeks. Amber took on Beyonce and, although the judges were impressed, I wasn’t.
Watch the Top 6 performances and tune in to Fox tonight at 8 to see who goes home. Kelly Clarkson and Scotty McCreery return to the Idol stage to sing before another elimination.