Try and try until you succeed.
This clichéd adage could be the mantra of the Candice Glover, who, after being rejected twice in previous American Idol Seasons, has finally made it to the competition and even clinched as grand champion.
In Thursday’s AI Finale, the 23-year old jazz singer from South Carolina owned the AI stage with her soulful renditions of Ben E. King’s “I Who Have Nothing,” Adele’s “Chasing Pavements” and Glover’s own single, “I am Beautiful.” She was declared the champion that night, becoming the first female winner in the last six years in the competition.
This year’s American Idol, sadly, has gained only weak following. Suffering from tragic rating decline and intense reformatting, the show has failed to be at par with its earlier counterparts. This season’s judges – Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban, Mariah Carey and the long-time AI judge Randy Jackson — are all set to leave the show, leaving Ryan Seacrest the only original cast to remain.
Could it be that the glory days of AI are really over?
Well, I am hoping for the best. But for the meantime, I’ll enhance my musical skills, which AI has inspired me to do. I think this ebow from musicians friend could be of big help.