American Idol 2013 finalist Amber Holcomb is by far the most confounding contestant in the 12 seasons the show has been running. Since seeing her perform “My Funny Valentine” during Las Vegas week until now, she’s earned nothing but high praise from the American Idol judges. She’s even drawn many comparisons to the late great Whitney Houston. And yet, week after week (except for the last), she’s been in danger of going home.
Jimmy Iovine has probably been Amber’s biggest proponent. He said many weeks ago that she should definitely be in the Top Three. Last week was her first misstep in the entire competition, as the judges didn’t love her performance of Mariah Carey’s “Without You”. But then she took the stage for her second performance and, wearing an absolutely stunning white dress, she blew everyone away with Barbra Streisand’s “What Are You Doing With The Rest Of Your Life”.
If you can do a Babs song and not only live to tell about it, but you knock it out of the park, you are a superstar. Now we’ll just have to see if America gets on board the Amber Express to stardom.
Watch Amber Holcomb's American Idol Top 4 performances and let us know if you think she's the girl to beat this season!
Amber Holcomb – “Power of Love” by Celine Dion
Amber Holcomb – “MacArthur Park” by Richard Harris/Donna Summer