Season 12 “American Idol” champion Candice Glover is finally about to release her debut album, “Music Speaks,” on Feb. 18, just a new crop of “Idol” hopefuls go through the Hollywood Week ringer. Will any of those Season 13 contestants deliver as dynamite a performance as Candice’s cover of the Cure’s “Love Song,” a tour de force so memorable, it was included on “Music Speaks” due to fans’ popular demand? We shall see, but let’s just say the next “Idol” winner has a lot to live up to.
Candice recently swung by Yahoo Studios to perform “Love Song,” along with two new originals: the emotional breakup ballad “Cried” and the breezy, uptempo “In the Middle.” And even alone, with just a microphone and none of the bells and whistles of Ray Chew’s old house band, she blew us all away with the force of her voice. Check out her exclusive performances below!