Contestant: Candice Glover
Song: “I Am Beautiful”
This was Candice’s 2nd performance of the final and the 4th overall out of the 6 total performances.
“I Am Beautiful” is Candice’s coronation song should she win tomorrow night. Regardless, it will probably be a hit single on iTunes. Kree’s “All Cried Out” would also be a solid coronation song if she wins.
I like Kree’s song more than this one. “I Am Beautiful” doesn’t have particularly creative lyrics. Candice certainly sang more loudly on this song than Kree’s performance of hers. She also had some good runs. This round was close as far as performance.
Candice has been an excellent contestant throughout this season. I personally picked Angie to win, but she finished up in 3rd place last week. If we look at past results, though, there is a reason to believe that Kree could be the favorite to win here. Country singers seem to be getting more and more of an advantage on these shows. And an R&B/jazz singer like Glover would not be an expected pick. Pretty much no one like her has ever won to my recollection. So on talent, I give it to Candice. And this may just be one of those odd years where the most talented singer wins in the finals. And I would be just fine with that.
But Kree is also talented and arguably displays a prettier vocal tone and perhaps more emotion in her performances. And she is country. Neither looks like a winner, which is one of the reasons I did not pick either Candice or Kree to win.
All things considered, I am going to pick Kree Harrison to win this final, based on her demographic advantage. But I will not be surprised at all if Candice pull out a win. Based on what we have seen from voting, they have both gotten the most votes in certain weeks. So, unlike easy picks for Scotty McCreery and Philip Phillips the past two years, it’s really hard to predict who will win in 2013.
American Idol is about to crown its Season 12 champion. We are down to the final 2 of Candice Glover and Kree Harrison. Both of these singers will be performing 3 songs for this final week of competition. The performance episode is on May 15, 2013. I will add Candice’s three YouTube performance videos as soon as they are added to Idol’s official channel. Click on “american idol 12 final” to see all the articles and videos for this week.
Then, watch the season finale to find out who wins. That results episode airs on Thursday, May 16, 2013. The broadcast time is scheduled for 8 to 10:07 p.m. Eastern time.
The audience seemed to really like this one, as well.
Judges’ Thoughts On Candice Glover’s Top 2 Performance Of “I Am Beautiful”:
All 4 judges gave Glover a standing ovation. Nicki loved Kree’s composure in Round 2. She reached into the gut for this one. Nicki loved Candice’s song. Neither judge actually said which contestant they preferred in Round 2.
The winner of Season 12 is announced on the 16th.
The user ratings on this video when I checked was 247 Likes and 20 Dislikes. Based on those statistics, it appears to be the 3rd or 4th most popular video so far in terms of views, among the 6 finals performances. Kree is behind Candice by a fairly large margin, mostly because of “I (Who Have Nothing).” The coronation singles of “All Cried Out” and “I Am Beautiful” are close, however.