Tonight the Top 3 — Candice Glover (left), Angie Miller, and Kree Harrison — take on three songs: Jimmy Iovine’s Choice, Judges’ Choice, and Idol‘s Choice. THEY’RE ALL IN IT TO WIN IT, RYAN! My Power List is below — leave your own in the comments….
3. Kree Harrison Kree’s voice is outstanding. That’s never been in question. I doubt whether she can inspire people to pick up the phone (or device! just so many devices) with more of what the judges might unfairly call “middle-of-the-road” performances. She’s not a dazzler. It’s just true. That said, as the underdog heading into this show, one or two clear standout performances from Kree could prove me wrong.
2. Angie Miller Angie was recruited for this show and she’ll probably win this show. But I don’t think she’ll win tonight. Candice is too strong. Three songs?! Angie is a smart player and a good singer, but without severe judge interference (and when has that not entered the picture?) I still can’t picture a Top 3 show on which she’s the most compelling.
1. Candice Glover This could be the end of the road for Candice. She’s not the most popular, and she knows it. That’s why I think she’s just going to go all-out tonight and slay all three rounds. Angie’s had some fabulous moments on this show. Absolutely. But Candice has had more, and they’ve been bigger. Every time. It seems like the voters aren’t seeing it this way. I don’t know. I say it’ll be a Candice-Angie finale either way.
Am I crazy for gunning for Candice like this? Probably. It’s just…the hometown visits are coming up. You know what that means. TEARS. I’m so excited to cry, you guys. This is my favorite week of each season. I’m picturing it in my head and I gotta say, I think Candice’s visit is gonna be the most effective. I think she’s gotten sort of a bitch edit until this point, and the hometown visit is gonna fix that. Anything can happen.