Tonight, Idol did its best to downplay the reign of Candice Glover — she sang powerfully, but the judges raved more about both of Kree Harrison’s songs as well as the second offerings of Angie Miller and Amber Holcomb. Janelle Arthur no longer exists.
During the first round, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey engaged in a tedious tiff re: who was disagreeing with whom (no one, really, since the judges’ comments are blending together at this point), which was perhaps appropriate as tonight was DIVA NIGHT — full recap here. Nicki made sure to politely pay homage to Mariah’s royal status in round two.
Massachusetts native Angie Miller dedicated her cover of The Pretenders’ “I’ll Stand By You” to the bombing victims in Boston. And at the top of the show, Ryan shared some solemn words: “We do want to send our support to everyone affected by this week’s tragic events in Boston. And with heavy hearts, we’re going to put on the best show we can for you this evening.”
Who sang the best tonight? And who was the cutest baby? Discuss! Full recap ahead.
SONG LIST FOR APRIL 17, 2013
Songs From The Year You Were Born
Candice Glover, Paula Abdul’s “Straight Up”
Janelle Arthur, Vince Gill’s “When I Call Your Name”
Kree Harrison, The Black Crowes’ “She Talks to Angels”
Angie Miller, The Pretenders’ “I’ll Stand By You”
Amber Holcomb, Mariah Carey’s version of Badfinger’s “Without You”
Candice Glover, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston’s “When You Believe”
Janelle Arthur, Dolly Parton’s “Dumb Blonde”
Kree Harrison, Celine Dion’s “Have You Ever Been In Love?”
Angie Miller: Beyoncé’s “Halo”
Amber Holcomb, Barbra Streisand’s “What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?”