Credit: Michael Becker / FOX Photo: Devin Velez American Idol Top 8 Performance

Season 12 finalist Devin Velez refused to predict who would win American idol 2013, but he does feel that America got it right when they picked Candice Glover and Kree Harrison as the Top 2.

Speaking to the press before the
American Idol finale on Thursday, Devin said he would have personally been happy to take second place. (He stated earlier in the season that he didn’t really want to win.) But if he couldn’t be up there himself, Candice and Kree both definitely deserved to make the finale.

When asked what he would say to the winner of Season 13, Devin said he would make sure she knew he was “so proud of her.”

“I’m proud of both of them I can’t even describe to you guys how proud I am of them. After knowing them, I mean I’m sure you guys are touched by their stories and stuff but like we’ve had sleep overs, we’ve had movie nights, we’ve had deep conversations, I’ve prayed with them, I’ve laughed with them, I’ve cried with them. I love these girls,” Devin shared. Out of all of us... I think they deserved to win the most. I think that America chose the top two right.”