Candice Glover Wins American Idol + Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Emeli Sande And Jennifer Hudson Hit The Stage (Video)

Candice GloverLast night’s finale of American Idol was star-studded, suspenseful and exciting.  After a long two hours of amazing performances, flashbacks of the season and an emotional farewell from Randy Jackson, Candice Glover took home the golden prize and became the winner of season 12.

The 23-year-old singer from North Carolina had auditioned for the show a total of three times, but never gave up.  After being announced the winner, she performed her first single “I Am Beautiful.”  Kree Harrison was the runner-up.

Before she became the winner of American Idol, Candice Glover performed an amazing duet with Idol alum Jennifer Hudson.  The two vocal powerhouses took the stage and slayed their own rendition of Natalie Cole’s “Inseparable.”  It gave me goosebumps.  Watch it below:

 

 

Candice also got to perform with the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.  Even though Aretha was live via satellite from New York, that didn’t stop her from performing some of her biggest hits along with top 5 girls from the show singing back up.  Check out their amazing performance below:

American Idol Finale ~ Top 5 Girls & Aretha… by HumanSlinky

 

Mariah Carey hit the stage and performed a rendition of her hits including “Vision of Love,” “Make It Happen,” “My All,” “Hero,” and “We Belong Together.”  She looked amazing in an all white gown and finished her performance with a brief version of her new single “Beautiful.”  Watch below:

 

 

There were also performances by Emeli Sande and finalist Amber Holcomb.  They performed Emeli’s song “Next To You.”  Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull were on hand to close out the show with her new single “Live It Up.”  Check it out below:

 

 

 

Watch Randy’s emotional farewell and Candice being named the next American Idol below:

 

 

 

Congratulations Candice!!!

 

 

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