Last night, 23-year-old soul singer Candice Glover became the twelfth winner of American Idol. She narrowly beat out 22-year-old country crooner Kree Harrison and previous favorites, and pop voices, Angie Miller and Amber Holcomb to the crown.
Okay, so you’ve sort of slept through this season of American Idol. It’s not a big deal. I mean, most people didn’t tune in this year. However, tonight is the finale and we have two very insanely compelling reasons for you to tune in tonight: Candice Glover and Kree Harrison.
That’s right. This year’s finalists are two of the biggest vocal powerhouses the show has ever had. Confused? Unsure? Have a lot of questions? Don’t worry we’ve got all the answers for why tonight’s final live performance show is one you absolutely cannot miss.
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In two weeks’ time, American Idol will crown a new winner and three of the final four ladies in the competition will be losers. At this point in the competition, all of the remaining contestants —Candice Glover, Kree Harrison, Amber Holcomb, and Angie Miller— are capable of winning. They each have a beautiful, big voice. They each have cultivated a distinct “brand” with an eager fan base. And they each have multiple opportunities to mess up big time.
It’s not about the talent anymore. It’s about the song choices.