Candice Glover Wins ‘American Idol’ Season 12 [Video]
It was the first time that a female contestant has won the show since Jordin Sparks took the crown back in 2007 during the show’s sixth season.
The ladies stood hugging each other just before the final announcement was made. Glover was emotional, crying as she learned her fate. She could barely get the words out when Ryan Seacrest asked her how she felt.
Harrison, who had grown incredibly close to Glover during the season, was visibly happy for her friend and fellow competitor.
Original judge Randy Jackson is exiting after the longest tenure at the table. It’s rumored that co-judges Keith Urban, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj are bouncing, as well, with a revamp planned for 2014 and Season 13.