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Candice Glover Wins 12th Season Of ‘American Idol’

  • Written by The Chicago Defender
  • Published in Chicago













     LOS ANGELES (AP) — The third time’s the charm for Candice Glover on “American Idol.” 

    The booming 23-year-old R&B vocalist from St. Helena Island, S.C., won the Fox singing competition after auditioning a trio of times and making it to the finals this year. Glover looked stunned when “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest announced she bested soulful 22-year-old country singer Kree Harrison from Woodville, Texas.

    Glover said backstage after winning she learned to “have fun, live in the moment and be confident.”

    “Because in previous years I wasn’t, so that’s definitely the key if you want to audition for the show or have a career,” she said.

    After her crowning, an emotional Glover sobbed her way through her new single “I Am Beautiful.”

    Glover’s win marks the first time a female and a nonwhite singer has won the competition since Jordin Sparks dominated the sixth season in 2007. The previous five winners – Phillip Phillips, Scotty McCreery, Lee DeWyze, Kris Allen and David Cook – were all Caucasian

     guitar players, known to “Idol” fans as WGWGs, or white guys with guitars.



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