American Idol Season 12 winner, Candice Glover, performed at her hometown FOX station in Columbia, South Caroline on Christmas Eve.

Watch her perform “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” here.

 
  • Anny_nanny

    Thank you, no. I prefer version by Kelly. Some songs should just be sung.

  • wordnerdarchie

    How many runs can you put into one song? Infinite?

  • Nazuk

    Amazing!! The tone of her voice, the phrasing are absolutely brilliant

  • geekygirl

    Love Candice and she was a deserved winner. But the beauty of this song is in its simplistic message. It needs nothing.

    I am afraid this is like my Xmas turkey….. overcooked!

  • Bernice

    Look, there’s no denying she can sing, but why does she have to over sing every song. Sometimes (most times) simple is better.

  • Mateja Praznik

    Every song? I don’t remember Candice over singing in every song.

    Anyway, it’s just a matter of personal taste. I’ve heard hundreds of versions of this song and some have more, some less runs. There are no set rules how this or any other Christmas song should be sung.

  • Bernice

    Ok maybe not every song, lol.
    And you’re right, it’s a personal taste, not mine, but obviously it is a lot of peoples, because she did win.

  • Tess Herself

    Oh, where is Judy Garland when you need her….this was very self-indulgent. Horrible, just horrible.

  • CanadianLady

    Really want to see Candice succeed, but I have to agree with those who don’t think all those runs were needed. It’s a simple song that should be sung simply. From the heart. That’s what’s important here.

  • jpfan2

    She performed on her hometown Fox station. I remember the winner of Idol getter much better gigs than that during the Christmas season. Is there any set date when her album is dropping? I’m sure TPTB are just hoping that foks think S12 never existed.
    I like her version of the song.

  • Eilonwy_has_an_emu

    February 18 is the current album drop date.

    And yeah, even poor ol’ kicked-around Lee DeWyze played radio station holiday events outside his hometown. Urban AC stations do have holiday events, just as HAC does, so format is not the reason Glover hasn’t appeared at any. Indeed, she wasn’t at the Phoenix-area one but played an obscure community festival in the suburbs on the same weekend.

    Whatever drives her album sales, it will not be momentum from the Idol win, as that’s been squandered.

    (Since I loathe the song in the first place, Glover’s approach of embellishing doesn’t work for me, though I like it in some of her other songs. I’m at a loss to think of any musician who could make this song work for me.)

  • Tess Herself

    Unless Idol has a guarantee with certain events where the winner has to be invited the rest of “promo” falls to the Idol’s label and management. I know nothing about Candace, avoided Idol 12 because I didn’t like the judges panel much and found the videos I watched not compelling enough for me to even tape the show. With that being said I don’t believe I’m the only one out there who just can’t get into Candace, and the other finalists (who haven’t hit the musical market by storm). If you don’t have the IT factor people just aren’t going to be tracking you no matter how good your voice. And Candace isn’t alone…I haven’t heard hide nor hair of any X-Factor alumni or even The Voice. It’s a tough world out there.

  • MyDailyComment

    I’m sorry but I didn’t hear any over singing at all! She simply sang it like a black person with a good voice.

    That is part of the R&B style. I can’t imagine how barely doing any runs at all as compared to not doing any is OVER SINGING.

  • Tinawina

    She did the Disney Christmas parade thingy. I saw it on TV yesterday.

  • Corrine43180

    Adding runs doesn’t mean it’s not from the heart. Everyone has their own singing style, this is hers. Makes it more authentic to me because she does sing it in her own way. Simple doesn’t always mean sincere, it may just mean someone isn’t vocally gifted enough to do them. :)

  • Tinawina

    I agree except I wouldn’t say she sang it like a black person per se, more like anyone with a gospel-influenced style… Christina Aguleria does this too for instance. Improvisation (as in extending notes and whatnot) & power, it’s just part of the genre. Candice has always been pretty good an inserting her runs intelligently in way that enhances the meaning and emotions of songs as oppose to showboating IMO, but to each his own. Oh well, everybody’s tastes are different in that regard I suppose.

  • CanadianLady

    Yeah, you’re right. The runs may be coming from her heart. But while I actually quite like most of her songs, I do sometimes think she goes overboard on the runs and I thought this was one of those times. But to each his or her own. : )

  • MyDailyComment

    Yes, but in your Christina Aguleria example , christina over sings and can do wayyyyy too many runs, sometimes…