Candice Glover , a 23-year-old singer from St. Helena Island, South Carolina, was crowned the Season 12 American Idol champion Thursday night.
Candice was overcome with emotion performing her winner’s single, a R&B ballad called “I Am Beautiful,” as the show ended.
Kree Harrison is this season’s runner up.
The live ceremony took place at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles.
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