The judges have been Team Amber for awhile now, but they were laying it on thick last night. They even offered up the first harsh criticism for female contestants (Kree Harrison and Candice Glover) this entire season to ensure we all knew that Amber is the one to beat.
While I think Amber is beautiful, talented and marketable, I think the judges should just let America make it’s own decisions and stop with the obvious trickery. OK, I’m sounding like a broken record, so let’s get to the topic at hand: Amber’s performances!
Amber Holcomb Performs “The Power Of Love”
I thought Amber’s version of Celine Dion’s “The Power of Love” was her best performance of the season. I get why the judges were all over this. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying Amber isn’t talented. Because she is. And this performance proves it. Is she Idol winner material? Personally, I say no.
Amber Holcomb Performs “MacArthur Park”
I wasn’t as crazy about this one from Amber and neither was Jimmy Iovine. But the judges LOVED it, of course. They loved it so much, they used up half of Candice’s critique time to defend Amber against Jimmy’s comments.
What do you think of Amber? Were these two performances worthy of all the judges’ praise or do you more agree with me and Jimmy Iovine?