Despite the drama used to launch it, this season American Idol has rightfully seen talent at the forefront.
One of the most noted among this year’s hopefuls is Candice Glover, who tackled judge Mariah Carey‘s now-classic duet with Whitney Houston ‘When You Believe’ on last night’s episode.
And while Mimi songs are notoriously difficult to sing (sometimes even for Mariah herself), not only did Glover hold her own, she earned a standing ovation from the entire panel and left legend Mariah in tears.
The “moment” also saw the iciness between Nicki Minaj and Mimi melt (if only for a minute), with the Young Money star gushing about what the song and divas like Mariah and Whitney mean to her.
Peep the video after the jump…
Anyone who visits TGJ on the regular knows how much we love our divas (and how much we “expect” from those laying claim to the name), as such it’s fair to say that Glover’s rendition wasn’t a patch on the original.
That said, it was indeed a stellar performance; one which Glover made her own, while still displaying some of the horsepower that made the original such so epic.
As such, like the judges, we are giving her one of these…