Every once in a while an American Idol performance makes me sit up and stop stuffing my face with noodles.
This is one such time.
This song has been interpreted brilliantly by so many spectacularly gifted vocalists, among them Chaka Khan, Chet Baker and likable Idol alumna Melinda Doolittle. The song demands a textured, freely cadenced, deeply soulful and sensual interpretation. Yet it is exactly Amber Holcomb's beguiling innocence which differentiates her performance.
With her pretty face, perfect figure and spectacular legs, I'm reminded of a young Whitney Houston.
Amber has Diva aura.