Amber Holcomb sang Dionne Warwick's version of "I Say a Little Prayer." Nicki Minaj says she is “bowing down for you right now little girl!” She says Amber has just become her absolute favorite girl in the competition.
“You chose the perfect song, a song people love, but it didn’t sound old fashioned.” She says “sometimes when your boyfriend ain’t around, you can focus” — teasing about the rumored hookup between her and eliminated contestant Burnell Taylor.
Randy Jackson says the “competition just started tonight” with this performance. He loves everything about it. Mariah Carey says it was genius and she loved how Amber took a chance and decided to just be herself. She steals Randy’s classic line that Amber is “in it to win it!” Keith Jackson says the performance was like a “summer breeze” that floated him around and never let him go. Beautiful!