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Winner Candice Glover, left, finalist Kree Harrison and host Ryan Seacrest are onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

'American Idol' Season 12 finale

Candice Glover was crowned the Season 12 winner of "American Idol" on May 16, 2013 at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Before she became the first female winner in six years, this season's finalists, including runner-up Kree Harrison, and big stars (Aretha Franklin, Frankie Valli, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and more) took to the stage to perform.

The Top 10 finalists perform onstage during Fox's
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The Top 10 finalists perform onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

Judges Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson onstage during
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Judges Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

Judges Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban walk on
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Judges Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban walk on stage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

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Finalists Candice Glover, left, and Kree Harrison onstage
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Finalists Candice Glover, left, and Kree Harrison onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

Host Ryan Seacrest looks snazzy during Fox's
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Host Ryan Seacrest looks snazzy during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

Kimberly Perry, right, of The Band Perry and
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Kimberly Perry, right, of The Band Perry and "Idol" Season 12 fifth-place finalist Janelle Arthur perform during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

Former
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Former "Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez, center, performs during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

Former
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Former "American Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez performs onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

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Pitbull was one of the special performers during
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Pitbull was one of the special performers during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

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From left, "American Idol" judges Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson and Nicki Minaj pose onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

Judge Nicki Minaj onstage during Fox's
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Judge Nicki Minaj onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

From left, Contestants Paul Jolley, Devin Velez, singer
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From left, Contestants Paul Jolley, Devin Velez, singer Frankie Valli, contestants Curtis Finch Jr, Burnell Taylor and Lazaro Arbos perform onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

Frankie Valli performs during Fox's
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Frankie Valli performs during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

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"Idol" Top 6 finalist Lazaro Arbos performs onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

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From left, "American Idol" Top 5 finalists Janelle Arthur, Angie Miller, Candice Glover, Kree Harrison and Amber Holcomb perform onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

From left, Janelle Arthur, Angie Miller, Candice Glover,
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From left, Janelle Arthur, Angie Miller, Candice Glover, Kree Harrison and Amber Holcomb perform with Aretha Franklin, on screen, at the "American Idol" finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

From left, singer Emeli Sande and 4th place
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From left, singer Emeli Sande and 4th place "Idol" finalist Amber Holcomb perform onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

Top 3 finalist Angie Miller performs onstage during
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Top 3 finalist Angie Miller performs onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

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Jessie J performs during Fox's
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Jessie J performs during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

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From left, "Idol" Season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert, Season 3 third-place finalist Angie Miller and Jessie J onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

Angie Miller and Adam Lambert perform onstage during
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Angie Miller and Adam Lambert perform onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

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"American Idol" judges Keith Urban and Randy Jackson perform with runner-up Kree Harrison during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

Judge Keith Urban performs onstage during Fox's
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Judge Keith Urban performs onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

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"Idol" Season 12 Finalist Candice Glover, left, and Season 3 seventh-place finalist Jennifer Hudson perform during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

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"American Idol" Season 12 winner Candice Glover, left, and finalist Kree Harrison perform onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

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"Idol' finalists Candice Glover, left, and Kree Harrison await the final results during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

From left, Candice Glover and Kree Harrison await
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From left, Candice Glover and Kree Harrison await the Season 12 results to be read by host Ryan Seacrest during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

Winner Candice Glover, runner-up Kree Harrison and host
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Winner Candice Glover, runner-up Kree Harrison and host Ryan Seacrest onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

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"American Idol" Season 12 Winner Candice Glover, center, speaks onstage after she was named the winner during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

Top 7 finalist Burnell Taylor congratulates
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Top 7 finalist Burnell Taylor congratulates "American Idol" Season 12 winner Candice Glover during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

Judge Randy Jackson and Season 12 runner-up Kree
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Judge Randy Jackson and Season 12 runner-up Kree Harrison hug onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

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"American Idol" Season 12 winner Candice Glover onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

Candice Glover performs onstage after being crowned the
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Candice Glover performs onstage after being crowned the Season 12 winner during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013)

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