This week, on American Idol it is the girls’ chance to shine and one who does more than most is excursions co-ordinator Candice Glover.
On the most recent episode of the show, that aired in the US last night and goes out in the UK on 5* this evening, the wannabe admitted that she was determined to give her all for what could be her final performance for judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson, having been eliminated at the same stage of the 2012 season.
She spoke before her performance and admitted;
“I feel like I have to work a little bit harder than other people because obviously what I brought last year was not good enough, so I have to prove to myself, the judges and the audience that I do belong here.”
Candice did not disappoint with her rendition of “Natural Woman” and after the crowd went wild at the end of her song, a clearly impressed Keith raved:
“So the crowd didn’t like it at all!”
He continued saying:
“Baby that was beautiful, I have got to say boy if song choice is an important thing, that was a great song choice. The second you walked out and started singing everybody responded. There’s just something about your voice, you’re a natural singer.”
Nicki Minaj added:
“You definitely were born to do this. Every time I hear your story and hear that you didn’t make it last year, it just boggles my brain that you didn’t make it past Vegas. Clearly you have one of the strongest voices in the competition. Your confidence is worth a billion words.”
Randy Jackson tried to defend the fact that he and the last panel let Glover go home last year, saying:
“You are one of my favourites in the competition this year. Nicki was talking about last year but that was such a different time and I think you’ve grown since then right? You now believe you belong here. That song, it was good. It wasn’t your best performance. I’ve seen you even better than that … you got this unbelievable instrument, the star in you is your voice.”
“I definitely agree that you are a bona fide singer and that’s what this competition is all about. Very nice darling, very nice.”
She think Candice more than cut the mustard!
Watch the video, leave your comments below and if you’re a British fan you can watch the show in full at 9PM on 5* this evening.