"I said nobody was going home," a smiling Amber Holcomb told MTV News last week after "American Idol" threw us all for a loop by not eliminating anyone. While Holcomb and Candice Glover ended up in the bottom two, the pair of powerful divas-in-the-making dodged a bullet when producers decided to give them a reprieve to make up for the judges not using their save this season.
"Yeah, Amber called it," said an equally relieved Glover. "I was just hoping for the best and saying a prayer as fast as I could. And when they said none of us were going home I just bursted into tears." Both women had reason to be confident following their solid, if predictable and a bit bland performances on last Wednesday night's show.
While Candice had the best evening thanks to her covers of songs by Drake and 1970s one-hit wonder Samantha Sang, not to mention a solid take of Rihanna's "Stay" with Angie Miller, Holcomb's performances were a bit shakier.
Her take on Celine Dion's "The Power of Love" was cruise ship cheesy and the disco lite shuffle through "MacArthur Park" wasn't much better. She pulled it out for a duet with Kree Harrison on Adele's "Rumor Has It," and by the time the night was over it looked like Harrison was the one who might be leaving.
After last Thursday's surprise non-elimination, Glover said the judges counseled her to be true to herself and not let anything shake her. "Continue to be myself like I've been doing," she said Randy, Keith, Mariah and Nicki told her. "And don't let other people's comments sway me from what I've been doing because that's what's gotten me this far."
We'll see just how inspiring Mariah Carey's comments to Glover were on Wednesday night (May 1), when all four finalists perform again. Someone will definitely go home on Thursday, when the cumulative votes from last week and this week are tallied and the final three will emerge.
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