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Amber Nicole Holcomb (born March 17, 1994) is an American singer, who came in fourth place on the twelfth season of American Idol.

Amber Holcomb
Birth nameAmber Nicole Holcomb
Born (1994-03-17) March 17, 1994 (age 25)
Houston, Texas, United States
OriginShepherd, Texas
Years active2013–present

Early lifeEdit

Amber Nicole Holcomb was born on March 17, 1994, in Houston, Texas. Holcomb starting singing at the age of two in her church.[citation needed] She graduated from Dekaney High School in 2012.[1]

American IdolEdit


Holcomb previously auditioned for American Idol in the eleventh season,[2] but was cut in the Las Vegas round, where she was grouped with Curtis Finch Jr., Shannon Magrane and Joshua Ledet.[citation needed]

She performed "My Funny Valentine" in Vegas sudden death rounds which received standing ovation from the judges. Holcomb performed "I Believe in You and Me" at the semi-final voting round receiving standing ovation from all of the judges. In the semifinals of the twelfth season, Holcomb performed "My Funny Valentine" by Lorenz Hart and "Just Give Me a Reason" by Pink. She was then eliminated on May 2, 2013, coming in fourth place. She performed "I Believe in You and Me" as her goodbye song.

Performances and resultsEdit

Episode Theme Song choice Original artist Order # Result
Audition Auditioner's Choice Not aired N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 1 A Capella Not aired N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 2 Group Performance "Knock on Wood" Eddie Floyd N/A Advanced
Hollywood Round, Part 3 Solo Not aired N/A Advanced
Las Vegas Round Personal Choice "My Funny Valentine" Mitzi Green 10 Advanced
Top 20 (10 Women) Personal Choice "I Believe in You and Me" Whitney Houston 7 Advanced
Top 10 Reveal Victory Song "I'm Every Woman" Chaka Khan 9 N/A
Top 10 Music of the American Idols "A Moment Like This" Kelly Clarkson 10 5th
Top 9 The Beatles "She's Leaving Home" The Beatles 3 Bottom 31
Top 8 Music of Motor City Trio "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"
with Candice Glover and Angie Miller
Dee Dee Warwick 6 Safe
Solo "Lately" Stevie Wonder 9
Top 7 Rock Trio "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me"
with Janelle Arthur and Kree Harrison
Billy Joel 7 Safe
Solo "What About Love" Heart 9
Top 6 Burt Bacharach and Hal David "I Say a Little Prayer" Dionne Warwick 2 Bottom 22
Songs They Wish They'd Written "Love on Top" Beyoncé 8
Top 5 Year They Were Born "Without You" Badfinger 5 Safe
Divas "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" Michael Dees 10
Top 4 Contestant's Choice Solo "The Power of Love" Jennifer Rush 1 Bottom 23
Duet "Rumour Has It"
with Kree Harrison
Adele 5
One-Hit Wonders "MacArthur Park" Richard Harris 7
Top 44 Songs from Now and Then "Just Give Me a Reason" Pink feat. Nate Ruess 2 Eliminated
"My Funny Valentine" Mitzi Green 6
Quartet "Wings"
with Candice Glover, Kree Harrison, and Angie Miller
Little Mix 9
  • ^Note 1 When Ryan Seacrest announced the results for this particular night, Holcomb was among the bottom three contestants, but was declared safe when Paul Jolley was eliminated.
  • ^Note 2 When Ryan Seacrest announced the results for this particular night, Holcomb was in the bottom two, but was declared safe when Lazaro Arbos was eliminated.
  • ^Note 3 When Ryan Seacrest announced the results for this particular night, Holcomb was in the bottom two with Candice Glover, but was declared safe as no one was eliminated.
  • ^Note 4 Due to the surprise non-elimination at the top 4, the top 4 remained intact for another week.


Amber Holcomb took part in the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2013 from July 19 through August 31, 2013. On August 4, 2013, news surfaced that Holcomb and her boyfriend, Lamar Denson, are expecting their first child.[3] On February 14, 2014, Holcomb gave birth to a baby girl.[4]

On April 7, 2016, Holcomb and Ruben Studdard sang "Here, There and Everywhere" on fifteenth season finale of American Idol.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

On February 14, 2014 Holcomb gave birth to a baby girl. Her boyfriend, Lamber D. Denson, is reportedly the father of the baby.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Two Times A Charm For Houston's Amber Holcomb on American Idol". Archived from the original on 2013-04-17. Retrieved 2013-04-14.
  2. ^ "Amber Holcomb - American Idol". Retrieved 2013-03-16.
  3. ^ Retrieved 2013-08-04
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  6. ^ internhl (2014-02-14). "Amber Holcomb: 'American Idol' Star, 19, Gives Birth To Baby Girl". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 2018-06-15.
  7. ^ "AMBER HOLCOMB WELCOMES A BABY GIRL!". Retrieved 2018-06-15.

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