So will the conversation now change from “Will a girl win this year?” to ” Will a black contestant win for the first time in years?”
The last black American Idol winner was Jordin Sparks back in season 6 (she was also the last female winner). Before her were Fantasia in season 3 and Ruben Studdard in season 2.
Currently, there are two black contestants out of the Top Five. Candice seems to be a strong contender for the crown especially with her recent performance that basically blew the others away. And Amber….she’s great but I admit that I was never into her. Although I get how the show seems to be pushing for her due to high marketability.
The only other contestant that poses a threat to Candice is Kree. I really liked Angie but she’s losing her steam and Janelle is the dark horse but haven’t reached that Candice/Kree level yet. Time is running out, she needs to do something Uh-maziiing.