American Idol Season 12 might be behind us, but the performances by Candice Glover and Kree Harrison will stay with us forever. And to prove just how amazing new American Idol 2013 winner Candice is, here are our picks for her five most jaw-dropping performances of the season.
Check out our choices, and don't forget to vote in our poll for your favorite. You don't even need a special app to vote for this. Plus, check out our picks for Kree Harrison's Top Five Performances of 2013.
5. "You've Changed"
We don't want Candice to ever change, especially not when she's belting out sensational performances like this take on the Billie Holliday classic. Is there any surprise that she earned a standing O from the judges, along with Randy Jackson commending the performance as "stellar" and "amazing"? We think not.
4. "When I Was Your Man"
Bruno, who? No disrespect intended to Bruno Mars himself — the man can wear a fedora like nobody's business — but Candice pretty much wipes the floor with his version here. After performing this and "You've Changed" on the same episode, it was quite a night for Candice.
3. "When You Believe"
When you can make Mariah Carey choked up after singing one of her own songs, you know you've done well. Meanwhile, Randy told her she "tore that song up," and who are we to disagree?
Randy proclaimed this incredible rendition to be one of the greatest performances in Idol history, and it's not difficult to see why. We've always enjoyed the original by The Cure, but this version took the song to soaring new heights that we never thought possible. Plus, Candice wasn't sporting a ridiculous '80s hairdo like the guys in The Cure once did. So there's that.
1. "I (Who Have Nothing)"
After she reprised the song last night, this became the tune that soldified Candice's position in the eyes of many as the one to beat. There's no question that this stunning performance this week deserved that standing ovation from the entire audience. If this is what having nothing sounds like, we should all be so lucky.