Candice Glover Wows Judges with ‘Syrup and Honey’ on ‘American Idol’
A highlight of tonightâs audition episode of âAmerican Idolâ in Charlotte, N.C. was 22-year-old Candice Glover, who sang a powerful â yet appropriately sweet â version of Duffyâs âSyrup and Honey.â
Some of you may recognize Glover from last year, who got cut following the 2012 âIdolâ group episode in Las Vegas. She was rightfully disappointed about being sent home, but she didnât let it break her spirit or her stride. In fact, she returned this season with renewed vigor and confidence, armed with the desire to prove herself to the new panel of judges.
A church girl at heart, Glover delivered a soulful performance that brought the judges to their feet in the form of a standing ovation. âIâm obsessed with you. I wanna skin you and wear you,â came Nicki Minajâs rather blunt and twisted compliment. âYou are what people watch âAmerican Idolâ to hear, to see. Iâm not even worthy to critique you.â Despite the fact that she and Minaj have been butting heads lately, Mariah Carey was quick to agree. âThis was the absolute best singing we have heard thus far,â she stated. âI wish you already had something out that I could listen toâ¦I felt you.â
Needless to say, it wasnât hard for the judges to cast their votes, as was evidenced by their resounding praise. Glover was then swept up into the arms of her friends and family members who were there to support her. âThis means the world to me,â she exclaimed happily. âIâll see you in Hollywood!â