American Idol 12 Charlotte: Candice Glover, Brian Rittenberry, David Leathers Jr. and More

Tying up a few loose ends after last night’s Charlotte American Idol 12 auditions.  Candice Glover rules. Well here on the blog anywhere. Elsewhere? It’s country crooner Brian Rittenberry viewers are searching out. Plus, season 11 contestant, David Leathers Jr. auditioned, but was scorned by Idol editors. Sads.

There is more below.

The clear winner of the poll for favorite auditioner is Candice Glover. No surprise there at all. Candice was a favorite after last season’s fiercely gospelized performance with Deandre Brackensick and Jessica Sanchez of Buddy Holly’s “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore.” She was inexplicably cut afterward. Here’s hoping she finds redemption this year.

Candice Glover – Charlotte Audition – American… by IdolxMuzic

Another Season 11 contestant, David Leathers, Jr. also auditioned in Charlotte. But unlike Candice, and another returnee, Janelle Arthur, his audition was not featured last night. I heard that his voice has dropped quite a bit since last year. Here is his “Road to Hollywood” video. You can find the rest at this Playlist.

While Candice topped the charts, so to speak, here at the blog. My partner in video crime, IdolXFactor tells me that the video from Charlotte that has the most views is… country crooner, Brian Rittenberry, with 36K views as of this morning. Isabel Gonzalez, the young singer nominated by her aunt was second with 17K. Hm. Do those numbers better reflect opinions outside of the Idol bubble?

Brian Rittenberry

Brian Rittenberry – Charlotte Audition… by IdolxMuzic

Isabel Gonzalez

Isabel Gonzalez – Charlotte Audition – American… by IdolxMuzic

Oh…and the poll asking whether y’all are on Team Mariah or Team Nicki? So far, it’s MARIAH, by just a smidge. 52 vs 47%….

If you’re looking for a breif recap from Charlotte auditions, AmericanIdol auditions has you covered.

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