American Idol 12- Contestant Preview #13- Candice Glover

You have all asked for it. So here is the Candice Glover post you’ve been clamoring for. Candice was inexplicably cut last year in Vegas rounds and fans everywhere cried out for her return. She’s returned, and she’s basically as far as she can go right now (which is slightly further than she made it last year). Does she have what it takes to get to the voting rounds? Time will tell.


It Doesn’t Matter Anymore (from Las Vegas Rounds last year)


Call Me Maybe (probably the best it’s ever been sung- I hope she does this on the show)

The Prayer

Chasing Pavements



and just for fun… Candice and Joshua Ledet riffing in bed together.


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  • Kesia Monteith

    OMG! I loved Grenade! Seriously, I hope she is this modern on the show.

  • raya

    Love her voice and I hope she at least makes it to the voting rounds this year.  Supposedly both Jessica and Deandre were there at some point during Hollywood week supporting her and I wouldn’t be surprised if she gets a good deal of camera time in the early going this year.  Especially since I’m pretty sure Nigel loved her as well.

  • blackberryharvest

    Glad she decided to come back, she was so robbed last year!

  • macfae

    count me impressed..great voice and love her phrasing..hope she makes it thru, I want to hear more

  • Dennis

    So glad she’s back, she was more than robbed last year, it was a travesty she didn’t make it. lol I really hope she makes the voting rounds.

  • TheOther

    Yes for Candice.  If she makes it to the voting rounds, I can see her going far in the competition.  She has a likeability factor that I can see audiences rallying around.

  • XoLuv2SingOx

    Candice is soo talented and she seems to have a great personality! I really hope she makes it to the top few!! :)

  • Anny_nanny

    Candice’s a great girl, but I reviewed group in the LV 10 times and I couldn’t remember her, honestly. And I listen and don’t understand how could “Call Me Maybe” be a hit? I hope this is all old entries and the girl has become stronger over the past year.

  • AlesheaDominique

    Agreed. Girl felt that song and made me feel it too. I liked her last year and I’m glad she’s back. Hope she goes far. 

  • masacredo

    Love her, sooo happy she came back! I was livid, when they cut her last year, she was my fave. Lets hope she picks her songs wisely and reinhart herself to the top. :)

  • Jake Williams

    She’s alright. Not rooting for her at this point.

  • elliegrll

    “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore” is only one of two Idol era songs from any season that I can listen to long after the warm fuzzies from the season have faded.  Listening to Deandre, Jessica and Candice sing that song makes me wonder why Candice didn’t make the top 24 last year.

  • Kariann Hart

    It Doesn’t Matter Anymore (from Las Vegas Rounds last year) was my favorite Group performance!  I never tire of it.  The fact that Idol didn’t send an African American female through to the voting rounds was noticed by many.

    Candice has a good following on Twitter.  The night she was cut, I sent along my well wishes and Nigel told her he was surprised the judges cut her because she was a favorite of his.  I didn’t understand this because I thought Nigel had great input on who goes to the voting rounds.

    I think she will be selected for the voting rounds this year.

  • poipugirl

    She looks younger and cuter in these videos than she did on the show last season which should help her chances!  She looked so old in that Vegas Rounds video.

    I also loved all 3 of them on “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore”  ! That was the Best!

  • Kariann Hart

    I think Candice has a very pretty voice and I think she’ll be selected to go into the TOP 10.  I wish her the best!

  • Reflects On Life

    Judging from how she handled this wide variety of songs (in the videos), she seems to have fantastic musical instincts and perfect pitch. 

  • Christopher Auyeung

    Oh my GOSH Call Me Maybe was amazing. This girl has some serious pipes!

  • springboard2

    First contestant I listen to.
    She has a good voice but  her phrasing is ordinary. She is far from a ready recording artist for now, and I don’t see any ‘IT’ in her.

  • WestiesRule

    I love her phrasing and tone. I didn’t remember her name (or her but that doesn’t surprise me) but I do remember thinking WTF when she was cut.

  • Francisco Rapalo

    Hey guys, this is her best performance:

  • daphnie joy orias

    I love Candi sooo much. She’s so humble. And her voice is soooo over the top. She really really deserves to be in any singing talent show. And she should win :D <33

  • Leandro

    I truly believe that a BBG (black beautiful girl) who’s charismatic and good singer can dethrone the WGWG dynasty. They can get votes and, more important (at least for some), they’re easily marketable. There a lot out there from these shows, Jordin, Alexandra Burke, Leona Lewis, et cetera.

    However, obviously, this person isn’t Candice Glover.

  • Amaya Jones

    Gee, I believe this girl can win. She went home after being unfairly cut last year, worked on her look, her personality, and vocals, and came back to kill it. I’m so in love with Call Me Maybe. This is her year. My winner right here.

  • Cory Patrick ??

    GO CANDI! 

  • TFLS

    Best of these previews I’ve heard thus far.  Everyone else has been cookie cutter or same-old.  Her saturated tone and interesting phrasing is what sets her apart.

    Now Candice is someone I’d buy music from.