On Thursday night, America declared Candice Glover the winner of American Idol.
With so much excitement in the air, Glover is still in shock she earned the top spot. “I’m still trying to process it,” she told reporters according to People. “I don’t even know my name! It feels amazing, though, to finally have gotten to this point after working so hard for so long.”
Glover auditioned twice in the past, both times being turned away by judges in the preliminary rounds.
On Thursday night’s finale, Glover proved why she is America’s newest star. The diva sang “Inseparable” with Jennifer Hudson—earning a standing ovation from the audience.
Awww, good for her! You can read more about Candice’s night over on Essence.com, including what runner-up Kree Harrison told her after she was announced the winner.
American Idol sometimes has trouble continuing to keep the spotlight on their winners and sometimes, you don’t hear much from them once the their album is released or soon after that. As great of a singer Candice is, do you think she’ll reach superstar status while still under the Idol contract?