The American Idol franchise has produced a few really good artists like Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, and Kelly Clarkson. I personally, am not an American Idol watcher but I had to tune in when I heard about an artist named Candice Glover. The performance I witnessed was her own rendition of “Lovesong” originally sang by the group “The Cure” and more recently covered by Adele.
I was blown away, Candice’s performance was effortless, and I felt chills. She performed that song as though it belonged to her. I immediately wanted to hear the original song and Adele’s version and after listening to both, I conclude that Ms. Glover nailed it by far. I could not help but think of the comparison to Whitney Houston when she covered Dolly Parton’s song “I will always love You” which was originally a country tune but Whitney transformed it into a soulful rendition and it became her signature song as well as made Dolly Parton a great deal of money.I watched her performance of this song at least ten times, and other songs covered by her in this season of American Idol. I foresee her career taking off very soon in the near future. I also confess I will be watching a lot more of A.I.
The Braxton’s Family Value’s star Tamar Braxton sang her new song “ Love and War” on the Wendy Williams Show and I was very impressed. I am a viewer of this reality show, and I had no idea that Tamar could sing like that. I actually watch the show because of Tamar; she is hilarious. I also enjoy watching how truly in love Vince and her seem to be. I am publicly informing the world that I am a “Ta- mar-shin”. Recently she announced that they are expecting their own little "love on top"and I am so happy for them. I am also looking forward to watching their new reality show the Tamar & Vince Show.