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'Idol' Contestant Candice Glover Stuns with Cover of The Cure: VIDEO


This is what you call 'in the zone'.

Watch Candice Glover's cover of "Love Song", AFTER THE JUMP...

UPDATE: If anyone else was wondering about the demonic voice that interrupted...

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  1. @ Randy: That 'autotune' quality is actually what a SINGER'S voice is supposed to do without autotune.

    God where do these kids come from these days?

    Posted by: jakeinlove | Apr 11, 2013 8:28:35 PM

  2. Yuck. She's very talented. But she needs to learn some restraint. That's WAAAY oversung.

    Posted by: JayKay | Apr 11, 2013 8:48:38 PM

  3. Candice is everything and finally showed most of what she can do. Notice how her contralto voice, with it's rich resonant tone cut through the background music and singers and the generally poor sound on AI.

    People who trash American Idol don't understand that these singers, even with production are singing without all of the help that established artists get when they perform on that stage. There is no gloss put on their vocals and no tricks other than amplification and sound mixing. That is why many of them underwhelm, but there are many worse vocalists than Amber or Janelle, who don't sound anywhere near as good as they do with their flaws exposed.

    Amber has serious potential to be a boring r&b artist, and Janelle has a very pretty centre to her voice and will be much more welcomed in today's craptastic country music than the superior and far more serious Kree. Janelle is very likeable and her voice is very pretty in a good way. She has pitch issues, and will record terrible gimmicky songs, so I enjoy her singing these classics while I can. She was beautiful on Motown week, with "You keep me hanging On."

    Kree will make records and I will buy them, but she won't sell out and start singing nonsense songs. Keith Urban may be correct that she has an all-time great old school pure country music voice and style but that doesn't get you on the radio anymore. If she gets lucky with producers she could become countries Adele and just do it by talent and integrity alone. She is capable and like Adele both warm and mysterious, a little sad. I love her.

    Candice has the most beautiful new voice I have heard in a long time. A bit of Sarah Vaughn, some Mary J pain, some legit blue notes, and can Rock and growl and howl like Tina if she wants to- but then so much more, because her voice is rich and powerful with no need for speed or pushing it, and yet she has a very large range and these things don't all come in one package hardly never. The equisite phrasing is her own, with the stamina to go anywhere she wants from note to note and the innate gift to go deep into a song lyrically and tonally, taking her audience somewhere with her. She cast a spell on "Lovesong" She is a contralto but goes far into mezzo soprano territory and can swoop down even into baritone. That is some voice. (Mariah Carey is an alto too, even with those freak high notes, but her voice is much airier...whispery, and her power notes are forced in all of her registers)

    Candice can blow the roof off anytime she wants to, but she holds back and lets us hear her amazing tone and subtle vocal play. I love her. She is not small news, y'all.

    Angie - Les Miz awaits, Rock of Ages, Phantom.

    Posted by: A | Apr 11, 2013 9:41:38 PM

  4. Bravo, A. Well-written and thoughtful comment.

    Posted by: Merv | Apr 11, 2013 11:33:50 PM

  5. If you've ever heard the original, you'll know that this Idol version is crap.

    Posted by: peterparker | Apr 12, 2013 1:02:37 AM

  6. Listening to some of the comments from some of you queens is just like listening to someone at a tea Party Rally! *sigh* especially Miss Petrey Parkher!

    Posted by: CHRIS DACHOCOLATEBEARCUB | Apr 12, 2013 1:18:17 AM

  7. Chills. On both her songs this week. She is the front-runner, with Kree and Amber following... both are consistently strong singers, but are not polished stage entertainers yet. Janelle has good stage presence and a quality voice but has been hit and miss on some of her performances.

    Angie peaked early but has been really campy, perky and even downright cheesy at times... I see her more on Glee than anything.

    Lazaro? Well, it's a mercy for us and for him that's he's gone. The poor guy just wasn't ready for this and the producers threw him to the wolves. He needed to go so he could work on his performance for the tour.

    How will the voting go? Who knows... the results have been shockingly erratic and pathetic. It looks like either Janelle and Amber will be next to go, but I can't wait to see the end of Angie.

    Posted by: graphicjack | Apr 12, 2013 3:21:21 AM

  8. This is amazing. I'd love to hear this on the radio.

    Posted by: Cadence | Apr 12, 2013 10:00:57 PM

  9. She has a great voice. She sings perfectly on key and is an extremely adept singer. This (mini) version of the song is pure crap. Nothing she does has much to do with the song, but it's all about doing as much singing as possible. Also, it's "with" not "wi'".

    Posted by: emjayay | Apr 13, 2013 12:12:07 AM

  10. Jesus Christ !
    Just because the notes exist doesn't mean you have to use all of them ....over and over.
    Just an Americanized version of a great song.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Apr 13, 2013 12:07:35 PM

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