Candice Glover Wins American Idol Amid 47 Percent Drop in Viewers

05/20/2013
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(Radio.com) Last week's two-hour American Idol finale brought out the star power, but in the end it was Candice Glover's night. The first all-female AI finale in nine years and first female winner in six years, Candice Glover (as well as her competitor Kree Harrison) alternated performances with some of the biggest stars in music before Glover closed the show with her powerful vocals as she held back tears to sing her new single "I Am Beautiful."

"Persistence, determination and a lot of talent. You deserve it," Ryan Seacrest told Glover, who auditioned for AI twice before her win this season.

Meanwhile, the judges showed off their powerhouse singing with former contestants. Keith Urban's new single "Little Bit of Everything" made its television premiere, while Mariah Carey brought us back to the '90s with a montage of her hits, complete with a wind-blown look.

Even former AI judge Jennifer Lopez took the stage for her clubtastic summer jam "Live It Up." Adam Lambert, Jennifer Hudson, PSY, Jessie J, Travis Barker, The Band Perry, Aretha Franklin, and Frankie Valli also took the Idol stage.

Despite the A-list performers, the Season 12 finale didn't rack up the numbers. According to Deadline, the two-hour finale last night was down 47 percent from last season's finale.

Idol pulled in 13.61 million viewers last night 8 million less than the 21.5 million who watched last season's finale. Season 12 is the first Idol finale to have less than 20 million viewers. more on this story

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