Contestant: Candice Glover
Song: “I (Who Have Nothing)”
This was the last performance of the night. Kree made the odd decision to sing first even though she won the coin toss. However, singing order is not that important in the finale unless the contest is really close. But Kree should have chosen to go last because the votes are likely to be very close between these two.
She started out a cappella. Candice is just trying harder to win this. And I give this round to her. Overall, I gave 2 out of 3 rounds to Candice. I don’t vote. But I’d vote for her if I still voted (I don’t give a darn who wins a popularity contest).
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 probably gave its biggest cheer of the night for this one. But that was kind of expected since it was the last performance.
Judges’ Thoughts On Candice Glover’s Top 2 Performance Of “I Who Have Nothing”:
All 4 judges gave this a standing ovation. Keith thought it was incredible. Nicki said she immediately owns every performance. Randy knows that girl can sing. She said this was a winning performance. Mariah says Candice has the ability to turn any song into something good for her voice.
The winner of Season 12 is announced on the 16th.
A few hours after these finals videos were added, this one appears to easily be the most popular one. It had a good user rating of 530 Likes and 17 Dislikes. Overall, Candice is leading all 3 rounds of the night just in terms of YouTube views. But this is far different than actual votes. It might be the same. But for example, Tate Stevens was near the bottom in YouTube views all season and still won X Factor 2.