Candice Glover Takes American Idol Finale to “Another Level” (VIDEOS)
Candice Glover received not one, but two standing ovations on Wednesday’s “American Idol” performance finale.
The finalist performed three songs — “Chasing Pavements” (Simon Fuller’s choice), “I Am Beautiful” (coronation single), and “I Who Have Nothing” (contestant’s reprise choice).
The last two performances earned her the standing ovations.
“Oh my gosh, it’s just crazy. You’re such a powerhouse singer, Candice,” Keith Urban told her after “I Who Have Nothing.”
He continued, “That song is like a planet exploding to life. Your mom crying was just breaking my heart down there.”
Nicki Minaj “loved that performance,” and noted, “I think what comes across from you is superstar commands the stage… The fact that you always walk on there and own it immediately, salute.”
Randy Jackson exclaimed, “That girl can plum flat-out sing! This is how you do it!”
“You just shot this whole night to another level, and that’s what I’ve been waiting on,” he added.
And Mariah Carey told Glover, “It doesn’t matter if we heard you sing this particular song every single night of the competition. What you have is the innate ability to take any song and turn into a vehicle for that amazing voice that nobody can deny.”
“It surpasses what even I could have ever imagined I would see here,” Carey continued, adding, “I know I’m going to be listening to you for years to come.”
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