American Idol: Did Candice Glover Have the Best Performance in Show History? :    With Sir Anthony Hopkins in the audience, American Idol’s six remaining contestants took the stage to perform two songs – one from the catalogue of legendary songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David and another one “they wish they had written.”

The best performance of the night – and according to Randy Jackson, “one of the greatest performances in the history … of American Idol” – came at the very end of the two-hour show.