Candice Glover wins ‘American Idol’


South Carolina’s Candice Glover took home the title of Season 12 champion on “American Idol” Thursday night after a hard-fought battle against Texas country girl Kree Harrison. The finale show was packed with stellar moments, including duets by Beverly’s Angie Miller, who made it to the show’s top three. Miller performed alongside “Idol” runner up Adam Lambert and her personal idol, Jessie J. After the performance, Jessie J invited Miller to join her in a concert in the UK in the near future. Why, you may ask? Well, according to Jessie J, Miller gave up the chance to perform her single “You Set Me Free” during the finale so that she could sing Jessie J’s hit “Domino,” and her idol wanted to make it up to her. Outside of contestants’ performances, the show welcomed back former judge Jennifer Lopez, who sang her new single with Pitbull, “Live It Up.” Ryan Seacrest also formally announced that Randy Jackson wouldn’t be coming back to the show. Jackson thanked the fans of the show for their support throughout the years.

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