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

American Idol 2013 winner Candice Glover has personally proven the old saying that ‘the third time’s the charm.’ After trying out for American Idol twice before, in season 9 and 11, Candice is now on her way to fame and fortune as the new winner of Season 12.

In a press interview before the finale, Candice said she thinks this was finally just her year to make it and she really does believe everything in life happens for a reason.

The 'if you win' song was something very personal and something the judges talked to you about, how did you feel when you read those lyrics, was it easy to get into that emotion because of the topic?
Yes I got emotional in the middle of the song, but I couldn't stop because I didn't want to go off key. Then at the end I got emotional again because of the lyrics, I connected with them. Even when I first heard the song I got emotionally connected to it. So it was definitely easy to put myself into the lyrics and I like the song.

...Do you think you would've won if you had gotten on the show a few years ago when you try it out?
Honestly I don't think I would have won and I think everything happens for a reason. And I don't think I would've made it as far as I did this season because I didn't know who I was at all and I was just auditioning because I was a 19-year-old girl who happened to know how to sing. This year I am more of an artist and I do know myself a little bit better so I don't think I would have done as well.

What do you want to say to your fans back in South Carolina?

I would say thank you so much for supporting me. Even when I had my hometown visit it was more than I could've ever imagined and I appreciate them and I love them.

 

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