Amber Holcomb – Lately – American Idol 12 (Top 8) by IdolxMuzic

For “American Idol’s” Detroit music week, Amber Holcomb chose Stevie Wonder’s “Lately” and she absolutely had the best vocal on the night — which is saying a lot, because the girls were really strong this week.

She was so good, in fact, that Mariah Carey had to be bleeped out in her exuberance.

“That was a tour de force. Tour de force! [bleeeeeeep] It was impeccable,” says Carey. Heee.

Keith Urban adds, “You picked the right song, you sang it beautifully, you felt it beautifully. You have this way of laying in a song that is mesmerizing” and Nick says that God was showing off when he created Amber’s vocal cords.

We also agree with Randy’s assessment that it was the best vocal of the night. What did you think, “Idol” fans?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."