Amber Holcomb Covers Beyoncé’s ‘Love on Top’ on ‘American Idol’

Amber Holcomb

Season 12 of “American Idol” is heating up. During last night’s show, the top six contestants performed songs they wish they wrote. Houston native Amber Holcomb chose to cover Beyoncé’s “Love on Top,” and it paid off, receiving praise from the judges.

“Beyoncé, you better look out honey child, wherever you at,” said Nicki Minaj. “You gave me everything I ever wanted in life, honey child. Werk!”

But it was Candice Glover who earned the biggest applause of the night with her performance of The Cure’s “Lovesong,” prompting Mariah Carey to get out of her seat and throw glitter on her.

Watch both ladies’ performances below.

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51 Comments

  1. 2bad2bme

    sounds like a “Just for Me” commercial

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  2. Jes

    I liveeee for amber

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    #BEENTRILL Reply:

    @Jes,
    She was wack though. Candice was awesome!

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  3. China

    Candice murder them ,,, she got my vote

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  4. TomTom

    I LIVE for Amber!

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  5. HWhite

    Why isn’t there a story for Candice Glover’s performances? She slayed the competition last night.

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  6. @KodakMoment

    Amber is so commercial, meaning she will sale!!!! Talented too!

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    Nikki Reply:

    @@KodakMoment, do you mean sell? OMG, stay in school kids.

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  7. @iJustOrigiNate

    I love both of them

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  8. MRS CARTER LOVER

    Sorry she has no star quality. Most of the AI contestants don’t.

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    TedZanarukando Reply:

    @MRS CARTER LOVER, No, after belting out other difficult songs and earning standing ovations, Amber Holcomb does have star quality, and so does my all-time favorite Jessica Sanchez. You sound too difficult to impress after hearing other comments. Amber has more star potential than Candice. That will be proven five years from now.

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    MRS CARTER LOVER Reply:

    @TedZanarukando, is that why Jessica Sanchez is FLOPPING?

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    Ray Reply:

    @MRS CARTER LOVER, Jessica is just entering in to the game how can you call her a flop, she is young she just has to fin who she is first.

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    tune Reply:

    @TedZanarukando, Amber may have more star power, but Candice has the better voice

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  9. Redchainsaw

    Amber’s performance was so mediocre, Candice Glover is the one to watch, she should def win Ai this season if not she’ll still get a record deal, she’s crazy talented

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    TedZanarukando Reply:

    @Redchainsaw, the Beyoncé song is a very difficult song to sing. Amber has sung other difficult songs before. She has more star potential and is more internationally marketable than Candice. Candice has the Voice, but Amber has the X Factor.

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  10. Roc

    This performance was not all that. Very mediocre. I have heard better people cover this song.

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  11. SupaCi

    But why is Amber being highlighted and not Candice for her INCREDIBLE performance of Lovesong by The Cure? Everyone from the judges, Gabriella Union, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Carrie Underwood, Pia Toscano to Jennifer Finnigan where praising that performance.

    HANDS DOWN the best performance on Idol! Only rival to Fantasia’s Summertime.

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    Dr. Archbishop Oprah Reply:

    @SupaCi, this!!!! Couldn’t have put it any other way

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    Tasha32 Reply:

    @SupaCi, I couldn’t have said this any better. Candice SLAYYYYYEED the completion as she’s been doing since her audition this year. Last night she made it look like a talent show for mostly everyone else on there after her “Love Song” rendition. Did you hear that crowd when she opened her mouth AND after the performance! Enough, they need to cut the show short and give Candy her prize NOW. I’ve been voting for her NON STOP!

    Amber is cool and versatile and really cute. She’s come into her own but next to Candice? I cant. Kree is cool too. I have a feeling it’s going to come down to Candice, Kree and Angie they love Angie when she’s behind that piano but more often than not, when she’s not at the piano something seems forced IDK. But Candy needs that win cause she is in a league of her own…..

    Amber is cool and versitile and really cute. She’s come into her own but next to Candice? I cant. Kree is cool too. I have a feeling it’s going to come down to Candice, Kree and Angie they love Angie when she’s behind that piano but more often than not, when she’s not at the piano something seems forced IDK. But Candy needs that win cause she is in a league of her own…..

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    Tasha32 Reply:

    @Tasha32, sorry for the double post :(

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  13. Roc

    Now Candace is a BEAST. Her voice is really good. Amber is mediocre.

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    TedZanarukando Reply:

    @Roc, Amber Holcomb is underrated, not mediocre, but that is better than saying that Jessica Sanchez is mediocre. The Beyoncé song is a difficult song to cover. Contrary to MRS CARTER LOVER, and after belting out difficult songs, like Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder songs, in the previous weeks, she does have star quality, and so does Jessica Sanchez. Candice Glover may have the Voice, but Amber Holcomb has the X Factor. Amber has more star potential and is more commercial than Candice.

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  14. Kate

    I love amber

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  15. Donny

    For ppl sayin amber is mediocre yah obviously haven’t tuned in this season. She’s done whitney, chaka khan, && stevie wonder covers and blew em out the water. Their both very talented && each deserves to win or at least a record deal

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  16. Truth

    Candice Glover needs to win hands down. She got it!!!!

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  17. CiCi

    Glad @rapup is posting this but why aren’t other contestants given this type of recognition? (Like Candice who I personally believe has more star quality, or Burnell when he was still in the competition…)

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  18. u guys r so stupid

    u guyz r fukn dumb assez I swear. Rap-up put up the article of Amber Holcomb cause it was a Beyoncé song she sang duh…. It’s a Beyoncé song — It’s a Beyoncé song (I mean how many time do I have to repeat myself) Candice Glover didn’t do a Beyoncé. that’s y Rap-up didn’t mention who and what artist Candice Glover sang but Rap-up knows Candice Glover did a hands dwn bad ass job of singing last nite no doubt bout that. If Candice Glover did a Beyoncé song then the article on Rap-up would have been Candice Glover like duh. u guys r fukn idiots I swear negative asz people.

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    tune Reply:

    @u guys r so stupid, read the post again cause they did mention the artist,”The Cure” and the song title “Lovesong”

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    u guys r so stupid Reply:

    @tune, we r talkin bout Beyoncé not The Cure, The Cure is not hip-hop, urban or R&B.. NOW U READ MY SHIT AGAIN BITCH

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  19. MH

    That “Lovesong” performance was freaking incredible. Better than half of the professional singers running around!

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  20. RAY J STAN

    2013 is the year of the DRUGGIES!

    CIARA, FUTURE AND NOW BEYONCE ARE ALL ON THE MOLLY

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    RIHANNA IS LACING HER WEED WITH HEROIN

    CHRIS BROWN IS SNORTING CRACK

    KELLY ROWLAND IS DRINKING PURPLE SYRUP

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    Humphrey Reply:

    @RAY J STAN,

    What about Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Bynes, Charlie Sheen, Donald Trump, Britney Spears, the entire Kardashian family, Eminem, Fergie, etc. Oh that’s right these are real drguheads.

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  21. Shawn

    Idk why people praising Amber she did an ok Job. I feel if your going to do a beyonce song u need to do sumthing to stand out. But Candice girl you slayed last night, already gotta record deal waiting for you.

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    AGREED Reply:

    @Shawn, Agreed to ur whole comment. Everything you said is on point. thanks

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  23. Jay-Me

    Won’t be long before there are stories about these two women are regular features on Rap-Up.

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  24. jhjkb

    Yes, miss Candice, did that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Candice should def be the headline of this post

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  25. cutie jones

    Guys: The mere idea that Candice did so well last night (according to some of you) and she is not the lead story in this article is a testament to her NON star quality. Just saying….. VOice is important but you need something else as well to go with it. To me, Candice does not have “IT”

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  26. Jayla

    Negative ass people, we get it, EVERYONE PRAISED CANDICE. Now can RapUp let Amber get her shine, damn

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  27. Erica

    Funny how this is the first time this non-credible site posts about Idol and it’s to pit two black women against each other. Good job white people at Rap-Up.

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  28. Penny Proud Lil Sis

    omg Candice!!! i dont even watch the show..but that was amazing!!!!!!

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  29. Dan

    I’ve been saying for years that AI needs another black artist, be it male or female, to make the final 2 and win it all ever since Fantasia won it in ’04. If any year is possible, this would be the year with both Candice and Amber being tremendous talents, but in the end, it wouldn’t surprise me if Kree wins it this year. She can belt it out with the best of them, she doesn’t care too much about makeup/outfits/sleaziness like other artists, and she’s country/pop. American Idol and their target audience eat that up, and that will probably get her the victory in May.

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  30. #Underdogs

    In Amber’s defense, she said she wanted to do something fun instead of the usual hard high belting songs that she did in prev weeks. she did a really good job considering its a hard song to sing and dance at the same time. Yes Candice’s voice is good too but don’t forget, Amber does have great voice and she proved it when she sang My Funny Valentine and Whitney’s I believed in you and Me. So give her a break, id buy her album nw if she had one. Nicki Minaj loves her, She is Mariah’s favourite too so there you go

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    CoolieJ Reply:

    @#Underdogs,

    Exactly! Mariah and Nicki love her for a reason. Amber is the real deal. I love Candice and thinks she’s the best vocalists of the season, but Amber has better selling power and is also a vocal beast (and at such a young age). Don’t sleep on this girl. I still play her performances of “My Funny Valentine” and “Lately”. Also I just wanna say, Candice rocked last night, but that was after a string of vocally good, but very boring performances.

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  31. Ame

    I love Amber she is talented and she has a great voice.and I like her smile.but i dont know why she is in the button 2 last night.maybe her clothes,tight that she pick to wear.I pray and I hope she will be in the top 3 this week she deserve it.I hope she is going to sing the song is called ‘listen.’God bless you.

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  32. Sallie

    Amber has one of those one of a kind voices that do not come around alot. Don’t sleep on her. She could take any genre and run with and sell millions. For example, Whitney Houston did not sing as soulfully as a lot of singers but far out sold them too. She’s not Whitney but she’s got that kind of voice quality. She just sung (or sang) the wrong song last time. Also, why do we always compare the blacks to each other? I think she and Candice are both good but different.

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  33. Kilea

    I thought that both ladies did a fantastic job with their performances this week and I thought it was incredibly brave of Amber to do a Beyonce song. We all know that the “divas with the big voices” is a category that many judges don’t approve of. I was telling my co-worker that Candice really blew me away with both of her song choices and as usual she rocked it out 100%. I can’t wait to see these ladies perform for the rest of the season and how much they grow. No matter what, these ladies are going to be successful after the show.

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  34. Josh

    I like Amber. She can sing. I love how her voice is not the obvious powerhouse voice that some female singers possess. She doesn’t have a voice like Jennifer Hudson or the late great Whitney Houston. But her voice is very unique.

    Candice is my favorite. Amber can sing but Candice can sure enuf SANG. My money is on her. I think Candice and Kree are going to the finals.

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  35. TK

    Amber can sing but Candice can SANG!!!

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