They say second place in the first loser.
But just try telling that to Kree Harrison.
On the heels of Candice Glover taking home the American Idol Season 12 title, Harrison didn't sound remotely disappointed when chatting with Access Hollywood.
"I'm happy for her. I love her like a sister and I'm so freaking proud of her," Kree said. "It's a sisterhood further than friends forever could really understand because we've gone through this experience together. Not many people could understand it."
Of course, plenty of Idol finalists who did not win went on to enjoy very successful career. Take Jennifer Hudson, Daughty and Adam Lambert as just a few examples.
Did Harrison see her second place finish coming?
"I really had no idea because we are two totally completely different artists, so I didn't know," she said. "But I'm so freaking proud of her. We both have so much drive, whatever would have happened I was just thinking in that moment that I'm so excited to do something, like, the next step."
We wish Kree the very best of luck and we ask again: Did Glover deserve to win?