Well folks, the winner of American Idol Season 12 was announced last night and it was none other than the beautiful Candice Glover. Now, I’m fully aware that not as many people watch the show now as they did in its earlier season, but voices like hers will make you want to tune in every single week, like I did. Upon finding out the this was Candice’s third try at the show, I could only think that her determination played a big role. Like they say, third time’s the charm ! Now how many people do you know that would have kept trying out after being rejected the first and second time? Can’t say I know many. But I digress. Here’s what Candice had to say about her determination:
I’m happy I came back, and that I was determined enough and it finally paid off.[…][I’m]speechless. Part of me is so happy that it happened, and part of me is relieved that I don’t have to sing for votes and worry about making it to the next round, because that’s such a stressful process. But I know the work is only going to get bigger from here on out.
I’ve always been a big fan of Candice since the beginning and it warmed my heart to see someone who looked like me take the crown again after six years. The last time an African-American girl was back in 2007 and that was Jordin Sparks. Digressing again …but watching the finale was an enjoyable experience! I enjoyed the performances from Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull, Keith Urban and all the girls that were in the Top Five, Jennifer Hudson and Candice’s duet and of course Aretha Franklin when she SANG with the girls!
My favorite parts were the duet with Candice & Jennifer Hudson singing ‘Inseparable’ (my absolute favorite part) by Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin singing some of her hits with the girls from the Top Five and when Candice sang her first single titled ‘I Am Beautiful’.
Check out those performances below:
Jennifer Hudson & Candice Glover – Inseparable
Candice Glover – I Am Beautiful
And check out Candice being announced as the winner and singing her 1st single again :
Congrats to Candice!
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