Farewell Amber Holcomb! Watch All Her American Idol 2013 Performances
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Farewell Amber Holcomb! Watch All Her American Idol 2013 Performances

The folks behind American Idol 2013 can be pretty sneaky, barely showing us any clips of one hopeful during Hollywood Week, only to have them blow us away in the next round. Case in point is Amber Holcomb. We barely saw anything at all of her until she stunned us in Vegas week!

The Shepherd, Texas, native returned this year after being cut during Hollywood Week last year with what she called a “makeover.” Not only does she look fantastic, but she certainly proved she has honed her vocals as well.

Amber oozed a newfound sense of confidence as she took the stage to perform “My Funny Valentine” for the judges during the Vegas sudden death rounds. Despite the dated song, already done on the show in a memorable way by Constantine Maroulis, Amber managed to wow the judges with her impressive vocals and stage presence.

Keith Urban told Amber, “You knocked it out of the park,” but he also expressed concern that he hopes her shine would translate to the viewers. Amber blew it away again in the semi-finals, wowing the American Idol judges away with her take on a Whitney Houston song. That sparked a running comparison between her and Whitney by several of the judges all season long.

Sadly for Amber, she was eliminated right before the "hometime visits" made by the Top 3 finalists. She was eliminated on the American Idol 2013 Top 4 results show and came in fourth place.

Re-watch Amber’s performances from American Idol 2013 below!

05.3.2013 / 08:02 AM EDT by Marnie Brodersen
Related: American Idol, Spoilers, American Idol Season 12, Amber Holcomb

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