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Idol's Amber Holcomb on Her Almost-Didn't-Happen Streisand Cover, 'Young Whitney' Comparisons and 'Boo-Boo Trash' Lower Register

Amber Holcomb may have gotten precious little screen time leading up to Vegas Week on Season 12 of American Idol, but rest assured there were plenty of musical moments percolating in the Texas teenager’s car.

Amber stopped by TVLine HQ to talk about how she prepared for her breakout Top 40 Week performance of “My Funny Valentine,” why she didn’t break a sweat tackling Whitney Houston’s “I Believe in You and Me” and what her struggle to remember her lyrics during Beatles Week meant to her song-choice strategy later in the competition.

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Other topics covered during our freewheeling chat: what tunes she tossed out last-minute during Motown and Divas Weeks; how she landed on a Celine Dion ballad during “contestant’s choice” round; and why fashion was an important part of her Idol journey. Oh, and if that’s not enough, Amber talks about the brutally edited pre-performance packages during Top 4 Redux night, where Harry Connick Jr. was shown discussing her struggles with remembering and understanding her lyrics.

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So press play below for the full Idology interview, and for all my Idol-related news, interviews and recaps, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!



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