LOS ANGELES (AP) — Candice Glover fue coronada la nueva "American Idol" el jueves después de derrotar a la melodiosa intérprete de country Kree Harrison.

La intérprete de R&B de 23 años, originaria de Saint Helena Island, Carolina del Sur, lució impactada cuando el conductor del programa Ryan Seacrest anunció que había superado a la cantante de 22 años originaria de Woodville, Texas.

"Tres veces", exclamó Glover conmovida hasta las lágrimas, en referencia a los intentos que le tomó llegar a las finales de la competencia de canto del canal Fox.

Después de su coronación, la joven interpretó su nuevo sencillo "I Am Beautiful", con su potente voz.

La ganadora recibirá un contrato para grabar un disco y podría seguir los pasos de otros ganadores exitosos como Kelly Clarkson y Carrie Underwood.

Durante la última ronda de presentaciones del miércoles, Harrison cantó "Angel" de Sarah McLaughlan, "Up to the Mountain" de Patty Griffin y "All Cried Out", la cual se podría volver su sencillo.

Glover presentó "Chasing Pavements" de Adele, "I (Who Have Nothing)" de Ben E. King y "I Am Beautiful".

"Le va como anillo al dedo", dijo Keith Urban sobre la balada com mensaje alentador de Glover.

La final también sirvió como despedida para Randy Jackson, quien fue juez en las 12 temporadas.

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