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Candice Glover Cries After Winning American Idol 2013 on 5/16/2013

The best tears are the tears that come from having your dreams come true! After auditioning three different times on American Idol, the super-determined and driven Candice Glover has been crowned the 12th winner of the series. Even through all the emotions even while crying! she managed to bust out a really solid performance of her single, “I Am Beautiful.” Now we’re getting a little misty-eyed!

The first female Idol winner in five years, 23-year-old Candice put forward an amazingly eclectic portfolio of songstressing while on Idol, from “Lovesong” to “Straight Up.”

She beat out fellow contestant Kree Harrison for the crown, but we're betting the country singer won't have too much trouble jumpstarting her own career. The Idol judges told Kree in the past she didn't need to win the competition to get noticed in the music world.

Ryan Seacrest wants to remind you that her single is available for download, and her album is available for preorder, on iTunes. Just stop crying first!

05.16.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Tiffany Wan
Related: American Idol, Music, American Idol Season 12, Candice Glover

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