AI season 12: Top 3 performances
MANILA, Philippines - The competition heightened in the Top 3 performance night of American Idol season 12, aired May 8 (May 9 MNL).
One of the night's most memorable performances was Candice Glover's rendition of the "West Side story" track "Somewhere," which earned her a standing ovation from the audience.
The remaining ladies were asked to perform 3 songs chosen by music producer and mentor Jimmy Iovine, the judges, and the show's producers.
Amber Holcomb was eliminated in the top 4 finals.
Here are the night’s performances (in no particular order):
Jimmy Iovine’s picks
Candice Glover owned the show, according to judge Nicki Minaj who said the performance "did not feel like American Idol." Rather, she said it felt like she was at Candice's show.
Kree Harrison: “Perfect” by Pink
Candice Glover: “One” by U2
Angie Miller: “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” by Elton John
Performances in round two were better received by the judges. Minaj teared up at Candice Glover's performance, while Mariah Carey was greatly impressed by Angie Miller's number. Randy was a big fan of Harrison's performance, saying, "You sang it like a pro. This was one of your best performances to date.”
Candice Glover: “Next to Me” by Emeli Sande
Angie Miller: “Try” by Pink
Kree Harrison: “Here Comes Goodbye” by Rascal Flatts
"Whoever picked that for you should be stoned,” said Minaj of Harrison's number, which the judges found wrong for her.
Glover stole the show and finished with a standing ovation.
Angie Miller: “Maybe” by Emeli Sande
Kree Harrison: “Better Dig Two” by The Band Perry
Candice Glover: “Somewhere” from "West Side Story"
Read other AI season 12 stories here:
- May 3 - AI season 12: Amber Holcomb eliminated
- April 26 - AI season 12: No one is eliminated
- April 25 - 'American Idol' to replace Mariah with J.Lo?
- April 25 - AI season 12: Top 4 performance night
- April 19 - AI season 12: Janelle Arthur eliminated
- April 12 - AI season 12: Lazaro Arbos eliminated
- April 5 - AI season 12: Burnell Taylor eliminated
- March 29 - AI season 12: Devin Velez eliminated
- March 28 - AI season 12: 'The music of Motor City'
- March 22 - AI season 12: Paul Jolley eliminated
- March 21 - AI season 12: 'Music of the Beatles'
- March 15 - AI season 12: Curtis Finch Jr eliminated
- March 12 - AI season 12: 'Music of the American Idols'
- March 7 - American Idol boys vie for Top 10 spots
- March 6 - Fil-Am Adriana Latonio's 'weak' AI performance
- March 1 - Fil-Am Bryant Tadeo out of American Idol
- February 28 - Fil-Am Jett Hermano out of American Idol
- February 22 - American Idol sudden death: boys take stage
- February 21 - Fil-Am Adriana Latonio makes it to AI top 20
- February 21 - Will Fil-Ams make American Idol cut?
- January 16 - 'American Idol' producer Nigel Lythgoe reveals new show format
- January 15 - American Idol: New judges, new drama, fresh talent