Judge Mariah Carey christens contestant Candice Glover with glitter onstage at FOX’s ‘American Idol’ Season 12 Top 6 Live Performance Show on April 10, 2013 in Hollywood, California.
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Well, since everyone else is saying it, I may as well join the club!
Last night probably was a singular moment for American Idol in the sense that we heard one of the worst and best performances in Idol history. What! A!! Mess! And then, WHAT!! A!! MOMENT!!
Poor Lazaro – you have to feel sorry for the guy. He has no business being on that stage and we all know the reason he is there is to ensure a female win. This is probably the worst things I detest about this show – where a candidate is included in the Top 10 for cannon fodder. So ridiculous, mean and bordering on desperation on the part of the producers.
Candice Glover – what did I just see and hear last evening? Oh my goodness, as wonderful as the other women have been in this competition, none can hold a candle to Candice. The only one who comes close is Amber and even she pales in comparison.
How interesting that our Season One winner, Kelly Clarkson, will be adorning the stage tonight. I think American Idol has been desperately searching for a true pop diva ever since Kelly was crowned in Season One and they may have found one in Candice.
She is more of an R&B, soulful, jazzy pop diva, but she certainly different from other singers who have won this show since Kelly Clarkson. She brings artistic depth and genius to her performances that cannot be taught. It just is…..!
Also, appearing tonight is Season 10 winner, Scotty McCreery, whose career is going stronger than ever.
Tune into Fox at 8:00 P.M. Eastern to catch all the action. Will a female be singing for the save? All bets are on Janelle as the lowest vote getter, but anything can happen. This is the last week they can use the save, unless they have changed the rules this year.
Join me in the comments section. This topic is up early because there is lots to talk about.
I will be live blogging tonight’s show, so west coast people, if you don’t want to be spoiled, then read no further. :)
My heart just broke when they showed a quick clip of Janelle crying and saying: “I’m just doing the best job that I can”.
Medley of Bacharach/David hits with the Top 6. Janelle stars off as a soloist. Uh oh. Does that mean she is the lowest vote getter? Here comes Angie. Both girls sound great with their solos. Kree is up next and singing out of tune. Oh dear! Lazaro follows with some more tuning issues. Lord, this is the worst ever. Thank heavens, here come Amber and Candice. They are singing “One Less Bell To Answer” and are killing it! Wow they are really being featured big time! Now they are both singing “A House Is Not A Home”. The whole group is singing “That’s What Friends Are For”. Honestly, this arrangement was a cut and paste disaster. I felt everyone was sight reading the score for the first time. No one was singing with any kind of commitment.
Kree is discussed first. Jimmy raves about her but he says if she wants to win he needs to see more personality. Angie did a competent job but he doesn’t think she won the night. Lazaro hit him like an Ambien milkshake and if the band changes key, he should change key.
Pairs are being formed tonight. Angie is told to go to the far side of the stage. Lazaro is in the middle and Kree is on the near side of the stage. Scotty McCreery is up next after the commercial break.
Woo. Kevin Bacon is in the audience. I love me some Bacon. Haha. The Following scares the !!??? out of me though.
Scotty has enjoyed some amazing success. I am impressed. He is back to perform his hit, “See Ya Tonight”. Some things never change. He still sings with his head turned to one side and it looks just so strange. And his voice lacks lustre. Sorry Scotty fans.
Janelle is critiqued by Jimmy. He says she is doing literal interpretations and it doesn’t work. She joins Angie at the far side of the stage. Candice is praised by Jimmy. She is leading this competition now with both performances last night. She has a great sense of what she should sing. Candice joins Kree. Amber is the entire package and is baffled why America doesn’t get her. He says she shouldn’t change a thing. Amber joins Lazaro.
Ryan says that one of the pairs is the Top 2, one is the Middle 2 and one is the Bottom 2. We find out who is who after the commercial break and Kelly Clarkson’s performance.
A Kelly retrospective is shown. So great to see her again. And she looks and sounds gorgeous. She has worked so hard and is one of the sweetest gems in this business. Her voice is so rich and controlled, a little problem in the head voice area but it was fleeting. She is such a pro.
Kelly gave such a strong performance. I hope the Idols are watching and learning . Mariah comes up on stage to hug her. Apparently she tweeted Mariah last night saying: “I hope I don’t suck” and Mariah tweeted back her support. Apparently, when Kelly first met Randy Jackson during Season One, she was so taken aback that he worked with Mariah. So cute.
Kree and Candice are America’s Top 2. Lazaro and Amber are the Bottom 2. Angie and Janelle are safe.
I don’t get all this Kree love but whatever. Amber will probably sing for the save.
Amber is safe. Lazaro sings for the save. Woah!
Lazaro is singing Feelin’ Good and dang if he isn’t singing the heck out of this song. Go figure. He must be relieved.
Randy says they are not using the save and he thanks everyone. I feel sorry for this kid. He was in way over his head.
Next week is Divas week or something and Birth year, I believe. Will confirm later. Good night everyone.