After last week’s non-elimination surprise, the American Idol Top 4 returned back to the stage to sing for America’s votes once again. The ladies sang songs from Now (2013 Hits) and Then (Classic Standards), resulting in an evening of very current and classy performances.
Distracting judging panel shenanigans aside, I felt that the girls delivered a wonderful show that showcased each of their outstanding abilities. Angie Miller shined bright with a piano-driven arrangement of Rihanna’s “Diamonds“, which was creative and cool. Amber Holcomb reprised her Las Vegas Week performance of “My Funny Valentine” with added intensity and emotion, proving that magic can strike twice. Candice Glover stole the show with her dynamic musical diversity – confidently taking on the challenging role of a singer-storyteller with Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man” and displaying her timeless star potential with an exquisitely stunning rendition of the jazzy “You’ve Changed“. Kree Harrison made a gutsy move by covering Carrie Underwood’s new single, “See You Again” (which she recently performed on the Idol stage) and adding her own intimate twist, and stunned with an elegant performance of “Stormy Weather“.
To close out the show, Amber, Angie, Candice, and Kree came together for an energetic performance of Little Mix’s empowering single, “Wings”. No matter which ladies advance to the next round and which girl goes home, they should be proud of themselves for their contributions to this year’s Female Domination on Idol!
For my full set of thoughts on the Top 4 Performance Show, read my Tumblr blog!