Earning the title "Winner of the night" from Jimmy Iovine was Candice Glover when she closed the show with "Somewhere." "I thought I was going to suck at all three songs," a surprised Candice told us.
Idol's top 3 may have just returned from their hometown visits this week, but that doesn't mean they got a breather. Instead, this week the girls each had three performances--not of their own choosing.
Mentor Jimmy Iovine chose their first songs. (Kree Harrison got "F***in' Perfect" by Pink, Candice Glover got "One" by U2 and Angie Miller got "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" by Elton John.)
Next came the judges' choice. (Candice got "Next to Me" by Emeli Sande, Angie got "Try" by Pink and Kree got "Here Comes Goodbye" by Rascal Flatts.) Last, the production unit had their say. (Angie got "Maybe" by Emeli Sande, Kree got "Better Dig Two" by The Band Perry and Candice got "Somewhere" from the musical West Side Story.)
"That was the most uncomfortable thing," said Candice, "Not having any control of what I sing." Angie was in the same boat at first. "I freaked out when we weren't able to choose any of them," she told us. "But then I really liked my song choices."
Kree enjoyed what the judges chose for her the most. "I think they understand that I'm not anything but country," Kree told us. "I will sing Aretha Franklin or whoever," she added, "But I'm a country singer."
Nicki Minaj may have been calling these girls superheroes all season, but they get tired too. "We're drained more than anything," Kree said. "But I couldn't imagine doing anything else right now. I don't want to be at home so it's incredible."
Angie feels the same way. "It's very exhausting. We had to fly and do the hometown visit in a day and fly back." It may be hectic, but, "It's all good, it's worth it," Angie said. "You can tell that we were all refocused and ready to be in the finale."
Who was the most focused? Earning the title "Winner of the night" by Jimmy was Candice when she closed the show with "Somewhere." "I thought I was going to suck at all three songs," a surprised Candice told us, "But I'm glad that was a moment." She did receive the only standing ovation from the judges last night.
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