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Candice Glover learns she is the Season 12 winner on "American Idol." (May 16, 2013)

'American Idol' Season 12 Finals

"American Idol" Season 12 winner Candice Glover photos, along with Kree Harrison, Angie Miller, Amber Holcomb, Janelle Arthur, Paul Jolley, Burnell Taylor, Curtis Finch Jr., Devin Velez, and Lazaro Arbus.

Winner Candice Glover performs at the
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Winner Candice Glover performs at the "American Idol" finale. (May 16, 2013)

Season 12 winner Candice Glover reacts at the
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Season 12 winner Candice Glover reacts at the "American Idol" finale. (May 16, 2013)

Candice Glover learns she is the Season 12
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Candice Glover learns she is the Season 12 winner on "American Idol." (May 16, 2013)

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Candice Glover, left, and runner-up Kree Harrison react
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Candice Glover, left, and runner-up Kree Harrison react after host Ryan Seacrest announces Glover as the winner at the "American Idol" finale. (May 16, 2013)

Candice Glover's reprise is
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Candice Glover's reprise is "I Who Have Nothing." She starts out singing a capella with the band coming in for the chorus, a change up of her original rendition. She delivers a showstopper performance with a huge finish and another standing ovation from all. (May 15, 2013)

Kree Harrison's reprise performance is Patty Griffin's
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Kree Harrison's reprise performance is Patty Griffin's "Up To the Mountain." With a gospel choir backup, Harrison is in the moment with a song she loves, showcasing her spirituality and soulfulness. All of the judges give her a standing ovation. (May 15, 2013)

The winner's single for Candice Glover is
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The winner's single for Candice Glover is "I Am Beautiful, " a song she co-wrote. She definitely had some moments with this song and gets a standing ovation from all of the judges. Keith Urban gave this round to Kree Harrison, but Nicki Minaj gave it to Glover. (May 15, 2013)

The winner's single for Candice Glover is
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The winner's single for Candice Glover is "I Am Beautiful, " a song she co-wrote. She definitely had some moments with this song and gets a standing ovation from all of the judges. Keith Urban gave this round to Kree Harrison, but Nicki Minaj gave it to Glover. (May 15, 2013)

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For the winner's single, Kree Harrison performs
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For the winner's single, Kree Harrison performs "All Cried Out." The song is in her wheelhouse, and she gets a standing ovation from all of the judges except Nicki Minaj. (May 15, 2013)

For the winners single, Kree Harrison performs
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For the winners single, Kree Harrison performs "All Cried Out." The song is in her wheelhouse, and she gets a standing ovation from all of the judges except Nicki Minaj. (May 15, 2013)

Simon Fuller's choice for Candice Glover is Adele's
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Simon Fuller's choice for Candice Glover is Adele's "Chasing Pavements." She makes the song her own, giving it a jazzy touch. Judge Randy Jackson gives the first round to Glover. (May 15, 2013)

Simon Fuller's choice for Candice Glover is Adele's
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Simon Fuller's choice for Candice Glover is Adele's "Chasing Pavements." She makes the song her own, giving it a jazzy touch. Judge Randy Jackson gives the first round to Glover. (May 15, 2013)

Kree Harrison won the coin toss--but she chose
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Kree Harrison won the coin toss--but she chose to perform first. She opened the show with producer Simon Fuller's pick, Sarah McLachlan's "Angel." It was a good performance, but there were no special moments - something that is expected at this stage of the competition. (May 15, 2013)

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Kree Harrison opened the show with producer Simon
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Kree Harrison opened the show with producer Simon Fuller's pick, Sarah McLachlan's "Angel." It was a good performance, but there were no special moments - something that is expected at this stage of the competition. (May 15, 2013)

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"American Idol"--The final 2 ladies are Candice Glover, left, and Kree Harrison. (May 9, 2013)

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"American Idol" - Final 2: L-R: Candice Glover and Kree Harrison. (May 9, 2013)

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"American Idol" - Angie Miller sings her swan song, Colton Dixon's "Never Gone," after being eliminated from the competition. It's a very emotional performance as she struggles to sing. (May 9, 2013)

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"American Idol" - Ryan Seacrest announces to Kree Harrison and Angie Miller that Harrison will advance to the finals. (May 9, 2013)

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"American Idol" - Candice Glover, surrounded by Angie Miller and Kree Harrison to the left and Ryan Seacrest to the right, reacts to the news that she will advance to the finals. (May 9, 2013)

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"American Idol's" producers' choice for Candice Glover is the Broadway classic "Somewhere," from "West Side Story." It's performed straight up and gets a standing ovation -- the only standing ovation of the night -- from the judges. Jimmy Iovine gives this round and the night to Glover. (May 8, 2013)

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"American Idol"'s producers' choice for Kree Harrison is The Band Perry's "Better Dig Two." While she performed the song well, the judges unanimously felt that this was not the right song for Harrison. Judge Nicki Minaj said, "Whoever picked that should be stoned." (May 8, 2013)

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"American Idol"'s producers' choice for Angie Miller is Emeli Sande's "Maybe." She's back on the piano and has ditched the theatricality, which pleases the judges. Mariah Carey calls her out for singing at the top of her range, causing her to struggle with sustaining the notes and emotion. (May 8, 2013)

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"American Idol"'s judges' choice for Kree Harrison is Rascal Flatts' "Here Comes Goodbye." After her very emotional hometown video, this song evokes the feelings that mesh with the lyrics. She nails it. Jimmy Iovine gives round 2 to Harrison. (May 8, 2013)

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"American Idol"'s judges' choice for Angie Miller is Pink's "Try." She aces this up-tempo song, and the judges gives themselves a pat on the back for their song choice. Nicki Minaj tells her that she looks like Miley Cyrus's long-lost twin. (May 8, 2013)

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"American Idol"'s judges' pick for Candice Glover is Emeli Sande's "Next To Me." It's a solid performance and the judges congratulate her on the improvement in her level of confidence while performing. She says, "I used to be the most insecure person in the world. This show has helped me so much." (May 8, 2013)

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"American Idol"'s Jimmy Iovine's song choice for Angie Miller is Elton John's "Sorry Seems To Be the Hardest Word." Miller manages to connect emotionally with the song and doesn't oversing it -- something the judges have called her out on in the past. She gets praise from the judges and Iovine gave round 1 to Miller. (May 8, 2013)

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"American Idol"'s mentor Jimmy Iovine's song choice for Candice Glover is U2's "One." Although Glover was not at all familiar with this song and felt a bit uncomfortable performing it, she managed to pull it off and received positive feedback from the judges. (May 8, 2013)

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"American Idol"'s mentor Jimmy Iovine's song choice for Kree Harrison is Pink's "Perfect." Unfortunately, it wasn't a perfect fit for Harrison and the judges let her know it. (May 8, 2013)

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"American Idol" - Final Three: L-R: Candice Glover, Angie Miller and Kree Harrison. (May 2, 2013)

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"American Idol's" final three from left, Angie Miller, Candice Glover and Kree Harrison. (May 2, 2013)

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"American Idol" - After learning that she had been eliminated from the competition, Amber Holcomb, right, loses her composure during her farewell performance of "I Believe In You And Me." To her right are the final three contestants: Kree Harrison, Candice Glover and Angie Miller. (May 2, 2013)

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"American Idol" - Amber Holcomb with host Ryan Seacrest after is was revealed that she received the lowest number of votes and was eliminated from the competition. (May 2, 2013)

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"American Idol" - Amber Holcomb (L) and Kree Harrison anxiously await to hear Ryan Seacrest announce the name of the contestant who will advance to the final three and a hometown celebration. (May 2, 2013)

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"American Idol" - Kree Harrison performs "Stormy Weather." The judges didn't feel this was the right song for her. Randy tells her to "be who you are." (May 1, 2013)

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"American Idol" - Candice Glover performs "You've Changed." She adds a jazzy touch to her delivery of this standard and gets a standing ovation from the judges. (May 1, 2013)

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"American Idol" - Amber Holcomb sings "My Funny Valentine." This is a reprise from the Las Vegas round and a somewhat safe choice for this stage of the competition. It's a strong performance, and Amber tears up at the end as the judges deliver their kind, supportive words. (May 1 2013)

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"American Idol" - Angie Miller performs "Someone to Watch Over Me." The judges weren't in love with her arrangement but felt that she still delivered an amazing vocal. (May 1, 2013)

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"American Idol" - Kree Harrison (R) performs Carrie Underwood's "See You Again." The judges loved the authenticity and vulnerability of her delivery. (May 1, 2013)

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"American Idol" - Candice Glover performs Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man." She belts out a powerhouse vocal and gets a forced standing ovation after Nicki declares that her performance deserved a standing ovation. (May 1, 2013)

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"American Idol" contestant Amber Holcomb performs Pink's "Just Give Me A Reason." (May 1, 2013)

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"American Idol" - Angie Miller, on piano, opens the show, performing Rihanna's "Diamonds." The judges did not like the arrangement and said she didn't connect with the emotion of the song. (May 1, 2013)

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"American Idol" - Harry Connick, Jr. mentors the final 4 - L-R: Angie Miller, Amber Holcomb, Harry Connick, Jr., Candice Glover and Kree Harrison. (May 1, 2013)

Candice Glover, left, Angie Miller, Amber Holcomb and
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Candice Glover, left, Angie Miller, Amber Holcomb and Kree Harrison of "American Idol" (April 25, 2103)

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"American Idol" - Ryan Seacrest (right) tells Candice Glover, Angie Miller, Kree Harrison and Amber Holcomb that they will all get another shot at performing for America next Wednesday. The votes from last night's performance show will be combined with votes from next week's performance show, giving them an extra week to sing for the judges and the viewers at home, to land a coveted Top 3 spot. (April 25, 2013)

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"American Idol" - Ryan Seacrest (right) tells Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb, Candice Glover and Angie Miller that they will all get another shot at performing for America next Wednesday. The votes from last night's performance show will be combined with votes from next week's performance show, giving them an extra week to sing for the judges and the viewers at home, to land a coveted Top 3 spot. (April 25, 2013)

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"American Idol" - Angie Miller performs Julie London's "Cry Me A River." She's theatrical and totally in the zone. Randy calls her performance the best of the night and delivers his now very stale rant, "she's in it to win it." (April 24, 2013)

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"American Idol" - Kree Harrison performs Procol Harem's "Whiter Shade of Pale." She gets praise from Randy and Mariah. Keith feels that both of her song choices were "middle ground songs." Nicki feels she will be in the bottom two and says, "If you leave tomorrow, you'll put out a multi-platinum album and win." (April 24, 2013)

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"American Idol" - Candice Glover performs Samantha Sang/Bee Gees/Destiny's Child's "Emotion." She has a bad cold but manages to deliver a jazzed up version of this song. Jimmy Iovine gets the judges to acknowledge that Candice's performance trumped Amber's. (April 24, 2013)

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"American Idol" - For the "one hit wonder" part of the competion, Amber Holcomb performs Richard Harris/Donna Summer's "MacArthur Park." While she get a standing ovation from two of the judges and praise from all, mentor Jimmy Iovine does not buy into this performance and calls it corny. (April 24, 2013)

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"American Idol" - L-R: Candice Glover and Angie Miller perform Rihanna's "Stay." Randy says, "that's how you do a duet." (April 24, 2013)

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