Candice Glover has done it! She has won the season 12 of the American Idol. The grand finale for the reality show on Thursday night has proved that hard work pays off.
Candice is the first woman to wear the crown since Jordin Spikes had won in season 6. “I can’t even…” was how Candice went her name was called out by Ryan Seacrest for the winner category while her bestie rival, Kree Harrison, became the runner up.
The 23 year old winner had made it through to the American Idol stage for the first time, while she had gone through the auditions for season 9 and season 11. Candice, who comes from St. Helena, SC, has had a tough life toiling as travel agent till she could finally gain grounds in American Idol to prove her worth to the world. The winner says that the season 12 has brought out her confidence.
The visitors included Jennifer Hudson, The Band Perry, Jesse J, Adam Lambert, Psy, Emile Sande, Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez, Aretha Franklin, and Frankie Valli. The song Candice sung seemed to touch the chords with the higher power up there who had taken her to where she was. A ”beautiful” moment it was for sure!