Candice Glover is a very impressive contestant on American Idol Season 12.

by Hilton Hater at

Well, that didn't take long.

Less than 24 hours after being crowned American Idol winner, Candice Glover has announced that she'll be releasing her debut album.

It will be titled "Music Speaks," go on sale July 16, is available now for pre-order off iTunes and will include the coronation song "I Am Beautiful."

Candice Glover Victory Song

Meanwhile, Glover will soon be off on the American Idol Live! 2013 tour.

The 40-date tour begins June 29 and will make stops in cities such as New York, Los Angeles Chicago, Miami and Nashville.

Congratulations against to the American Idol Season 12 champion!

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by Hilton Hater at

Three years.

That's what Candice Glover uttered last night upon being crowned American Idol winner, citing the number of seasons on which she's appeared.

"I'm still trying to process it,"' she told reporters soon after the finale ended. "I don't even know my name! Oh my gosh! I don't know what's happening! It feels amazing though to finally have gotten to this point after working so hard for so long.

Candice Glover Celebrates

Among other topics touched on by the Season 12 champion:

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by Hilton Hater at

The ratings haven't been there on American Idol Season 12, but let's face it:

The talent has been present throughout.

Either Candice Glover or Kree Harrison would make a worthy champion, as each finalist proved last night in bringing her A game for all three singles.

There was a producers' choice. The coronation track the winner will belt out tonight. And a selection made by the contestant herself. Watch three renditions from the finale now:

Who performed best? Who will be wearing the crown after voting is said and done?

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by Hilton Hater at

Angie Miller is gone.

Heck, so is Randy Jackson.

We're down to Candice Glover and Kree Harrison on American Idol Season 12, two worthy competitors who will unfortunately be remembered for appearing on the show's lowest rated season.

Which of these talented ladies will take home the title? Vote and decide now!

And the Winner is?

Candice Glover or Kree Harrison? Who will be named American Idol Season 12 champion? View Poll »

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by Hilton Hater at

Three women. Three songs. Three hometown trips. Only two spots in the finals.

Candice Glover, Angie Miller and Kree Harrison did all they could on American Idol last night, each belting out a trio of singles in the hopes of earning your vote and landing in the final pair.

So, who stands the best chance of reaching next week's championship? You tell us, song by song!

First, Jimmy Iovine selected a track for each finalist, asking for takes on Pink, U2 and Elton John. Which of these renditions was your favorite?

 

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by Hilton Hater at

Following last week's unsurprising surprise, all four American Idol finalists returned to the big stage last night.

And all impressed once again, with Candice Glover, Amber Holcomb, Kree Harrison and Angie Miller tacking classics from years ago and current hits from minutes ago.

But who stood out the most? That honor most once again go to Glover, who made like Rihanna on a version of "Diamond" that some might say showed up the original take. Judge for yourself now:

The other women went with Bruno Mars, Pink and Carrie Underwood for their modern day rendition.

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by Hilton Hater at

Did a new favorite emerge on American Idol last night?

With the judges seemingly against Candice Glover and Kree Harrison from the start - and with the remaining women singing both a song of their choice and a one-hit wonder - the stage was set for a new finalist to take charge.

And Angie Miller stood right up and did just that. Actually, she sat right down at piano and did just that.

Watch her sterling rendition here of "Who You Are."

Was this the top performance of the evening?

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by Tattle Taylor at

The ratings may not be there on American Idol Season 12.

But the talent is very much present.

With Janelle Arthur being eliminated this week, we are down to the final four - and any one of Candice Glover, Amber Holcomb, Kree Harrison and Angie Miller could take the grand prize next week.

American Idol Final 4

Who do we think deserves it? Once again, THG presents our American Idol Power Poll below, ranking the finalists from fourth to first...

4. Amber Holcomb. While her performance of "What Are You Doing For The Rest of Your Life" was technically flawless, it was old and a sleepy way to end the night. Amber struggles with the up-tempo numbers and isn't as versatile as the other girls.

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by Hilton Hater at

To be the best, you've got to sing the best.

With that in mind, the top five contestants on American Idol sang a pair of songs each last night: one from the year they were born, and one by an all-time iconic diva.

There was Whitney Houston and Dolly Parton, Beyonce and Celine Dion. Who put on the best performance of the evening?

Amber Holcomb sure made Dolly Parton proud with this cover of "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" Check it out now.

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by Tattle Taylor at

Okay, now the competition can begin!

With Lazaro Arbos finally voted off American Idol last night, Season 12 is down to a fitting final five: they are all female and they can all seriously sing.

American Idol Final 5

But who has the best shot at winning it all? We reveal our latest Power Rankings below and then ask readers to vote for their favorite...

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