Credit: iTunes Photo: Candice Glover Music Speaks

For American Idol winner Candice Glover, it will be miles to go before she sleeps, and she might not even get the chance to visit home until Christmas. But despite all the things she has in the works, she is happy at least that she won’t have the stress of facing a possible elimination on American Idol every Thursday night!

Speaking in a press interview after the American Idol 2013 finale, Candice says she is really looking forward to what’s coming next, and says she was actually moved to tears the first time she heard her coronation single.

What are you going to do when things calm down?

I'm going to try and go to sleep. I don't think I'm going to get the chance to sleep tonight but I'm going to try and sleep as much as I can and probably eat some chicken or something.

The turn-around on your album will be fast. Have you already been recording?

Actually the only song that I've recorded is one that I performed when I won the show…. my gosh what am I saying? That's only one I have right now but I know that I'm ready to work.

Can you talk about the original song and so what you thought when you first heard it and read the lyrics?

When I first heard the song I was actually in tears because I could connect with the song so much. It's not only about a girl who's been done wrong by her ex-boyfriend, it's also about like with me, being attacked all the time and being told that you're not good enough or you're not as pretty as you should be, just people saying horrible things to you. I think that that song is a message to everybody who ever said that to me as well as all these girls who are growing up and feeling like they're not beautiful. I think it connects with a lot of people in their hearts. So I loved it. And like Mariah said, it was a little bit more pop than I was used to but I definitely did what I could to put myself in there at the same time.

Who would you love to duet with?

Well Jazmine Sullivan is my favorite singer, Whitney Houston; I would have loved to do a song with her. That would have been amazing. Even though she wasn't there, I would say Aretha Franklin. I mean the whole time tonight; Kree and I were making faces and we’re like Oh My God! She is so amazing and the whole time to be on the stage was a dream come true. A lot of dreams came true for me tonight.

Are you looking forward to the tour? What songs are you looking forward to performing?

I'm definitely looking forward to the tour because I don't have to worry about getting eliminated the following night or going home or worrying about votes or anything. I'm definitely going to miss the show but I think that's the one thing I won't miss, being stressed out every Thursday. I don't know what I'm going to perform on the tour yet, but it's going to be good so I hope y'all come!

Are you looking forward to going home?

I don't think I'll be going home until at least Christmas so... I know that there is so much lined up for me to do...


Credit: FOX Photo: Watch Candice Glover Sing "I Am Beautiful" on American Idol Finale Part 1