Credit: Ray Mickshaw / FOX Photo: American Idol 2013 Top 3: Candice Glover Hometown Visit

Candice Glover, a small-town girl from St. Helena Island, South Carolina, just freaking won American Idol 2013! And get this: She is the first female to take the crown since 17-year-old Jordin Sparks reigned supreme in Season 6. Kind of unbelievable, arewerite? Former Idol contestants, judges, stars, and winners are coming out of the woodwork to congratulate the super-talented 23-year-old on Twitter, and here's what they have to say:


@Phillip: Can't believe its been a year! Congrats Candice! Amazing voice! Much deserved.

@Jacob_Lusk: Congrats Candice!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes you're beautiful!

@BlakeLewis:  Another season complete. Congrats to Candice. #americanidol https://vine.co/v/bEH2AbeXriQ

@MariahCarey: Candice and Kree, both WINNERS in my heart. ♥♥♥

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Credit: FOX Photo: Candice Glover Cries After Winning American Idol 2013 on 5/16/2013