Idology: Tightest Top 4 Race Ever! Plus: Is Idol Trying Too Hard to Make Amber Happen?

We’re down to the Final 4 on Season 12 of American Idol, and it would be an understatement to say any one of the remaining singers — Angie Miller, Amber Holcomb, Candice Glover and Kree Harrison — has a legit shot at the crown.

On this week’s installment of Idology, my cohost Melinda Doolittle and I assess the strengths and weaknesses of the Fab Four, and try to figure out which two Nigel Lythgoe & Co. seem most bullish about.

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We also ponder a few other key questions: Is Idol trying too hard to convince America that Amber is the “whole package”? Why do grandiose diva ballads do no favors for Candice and Kree? Were Angie’s Top 5 performances overpraised by the judges? And what’ve legs got to do (got to do) with it?

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