We’re down to just six contestants on American Idol 2013. With Lazaro Arbos as the last guy standing, the ladies’ continue to dominate the competition. But which of the Top 6 gave your favorite performance of the night?
Each contestant had the opportunity to sing two songs, one from the Burt Bacharach/Hal David songbook and another song they wish they had written themselves. Angie Miller started off the evening with her rendition of “Anyone Who Had a Heart.” The judges praised her vocals, but were critical of her emotional connection to the song. But she redeemed herself by singing Kari Jobe’s “Love Came Down,” a song she wished she had written.
Amber Holcomb seemed to do no wrong in the eyes of the judges tonight, first singing Dionne Warwick’s version of “I Say a Little Prayer,” and later Beyonce’s “Love On Top.” Nicki Minaj joked that she was bowing down to Amber during her first song. The judges also agreed that “Love On Top” was the perfect choice for her.
The judges were done playing nice with Lazaro, who butchered his take on “Close to You.” He made up for his first performance with an improved rendition of Robbie Williams’s “Angels,” but Randy Jackson summed it up when he said it was now a girls’ competition.
Kree Harrison garnered love from the judges for her versions of “What the World Needs Is Love” and Kris Kristofferson's “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” with all of them agreeing Kree is ready for the country big leagues. On the other hand, Janelle Arthur underwhelmed everyone a bit with her first song choice, “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again.” But the judges had more positive things to say about her version of Garth Brook’s “The Dance.”
The real winner of the night was Candice Glover, who first sang “Don’t Make Me Over” and later performed a loungey rendition of The Cure’s “Love Song.” She received two standing ovations from the judges, and heaps of praise.
But which was your favorite performance of the evening? Vote in our poll below!