So yeah, the duet with Candice Glover and Jennifer Hudson was good, but did anyone else get the feeling that Hudson was singing over Candice? Of course there were parts where the voices were meant to overlap and harmonise, but there were also sections (2.05) were it looked like Hudson should have been controlling herself, but couldn't resist getting in on the vocal. Also, the way she cut off Candice's note at 1.22 of the video was just damn disrespectful- and that's just when Randy and Mariah were really getting into it.
Yes, singers riff off one another, but that didn't seem to be what was happening here. You could clearly see where Candice was sticking to her agreed lines (vocal and lyrical), and how Hudson was just singing whenever the moment took her. That's fine if you're singing with your peers, but it's entirely different when you're trying to support an up and coming novice singer. It effectively made Hudson look like an attention seeking jerk, who was doing her best to overpower and outshine a rival. Candice's body language/ lack of eye contact with Jennifer makes me think she wasn't too happy with the way things were going either.
The lack of humility and graciousness from Hudson was a total turn off, especially after watching the way Jessie J handled her duet with the other finalist, Angie Miller. I'm sure I would have enjoyed this performance of Inseparable a whole lot more if I didn't feel sorry for Candice, but, as it is, I'm left with an ugly taste in my mouth that stops me fully appreciating this