Video: American Idol 2013 Amber Holcomb Sings ‘She’s Leaving Home’

By on March 20, 2013
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American Idol’s top 9 performed a song from The Beatles, John Lennon or Paul McCartney. Since most of the contestants are young (under 25), the songs they are choosing aren’t familiar to them.

Judges’ Comments: Randy’s in the lead-off position now, and starts by saying he loves her family’s story. In regard to her singing, he says she started a little slow and unsure, but she eventually found her rhythm mid-way through. Mariah says that for someone who didn’t knowthe song to perform it in such a “fiere way” was fantastic, and although there were sometimes where she seemed a little “detached” she “got there” eventually. Keith tells Amber that although the song is 46 years old, she sang it in a way that made it seem fresh. Nicki compliments Amber’s leg (they are ridiculously long), tells her she needs to wear light colored lipstick, and then says that although she can “do it all” with her vocals she looked a little “defeated” on the stage.

While the judges liked Amber, they definitely were harder on her than on Kree Harrison.

We have the complete recap for American Idol here!

Check out Amber’s performance of ‘She’s Leaving Home’ on page 2.

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  1. Jim Nollet

    March 24, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Was the first time I watched American Idol this season, Amber is the ONLY reason I will watch it this week

  2. joe sciacca

    March 22, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    amber Holcomb’s performance of , “she’s leaving home” was by far , by far, the best performance of the night..w3hy the judges [ who clearly steer the voters] did rave about her , didnt give her a standing ovation , why the judges had ANY criticism at amazed me….
    not only was it the best performance of the night it just might have been one of the best all time “idol” performances…
    that song has been done by the likes of frank Sinatra and Barbara Streisand.. and has never been done with more soul and energy than last night by amber Holcomb….never..

  3. Leanne Stauduhar

    March 20, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    I love love love this Beatles song & I think Amber knocked it out of the ball park. For me it was a “leaving home” run!

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