Amber Nicole Holcomb was born on March 17, 1994, in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Dekaney High School in 2012.
Holcomb previously auditioned for American Idol in the eleventh season, but was cut in the Las Vegas round, where she was grouped with Curtis Finch, Jr., Shannon Magrane and Joshua Ledet.
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.