On American Idol 2013 last week, Amber Holcomb was granted a standing ovation by the judges for her take on “A Moment Like This” by Kelly Clarkson, the original American Idol winner’s victory song from Season 1. Judge Randy Jackson said she blew the song out of the park and it was “perfect.” Nicki Minaj thought it was the “best performance of the night” and Amber’s voice is on “another level.”
After that kind of wildly enthusiastic response last week, Amber had to be feeling a lot of pressure going into the Top 9 show on Wednesday. How do you follow up a standing ovation by the judges? Anything less than scoring another rousing round of praise would come off as something of a failure.
While we like this pretty singer a lot, right now she comes across as a little generic and, despite having a tremendous voice, just hasn’t really caught our interest. We’d like to see her take a little bit of a risk and do something really outside of the ‘pop/R&B diva’ style box.
So how did Amber Holcomb do on the Season 12 Top 9 performance show? Will she make it through to the Top 8 after the elimination results on Thursday night? Watch Amber’s American Idol 2013 Top 9 performance video below and let us know what you think!
2013 American Idol Amber Holcomb Top 9 Performance Video:
[Video coming soon — stay tuned!]