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American Idol Finale Recap: Season 12 Winner Revealed And A Sad Goodbye

May 16, 2013 07:04 PM by Lisa Princ

It’s finally time to find out who was crowned the season 12 winner of  American Idol. Last night, Candice Glover and Kree Harrison gave us their best performances in an effort to win America’s votes. So, which one of these talented ladies took home the win?

American Idol concluded the season 12 finale tonight, but before we could get to who America voted for, you know it was the usual plethora of performances. Fun.

First up, was The Band Perry, joined by Janelle Arthur. It was a high energy performance, but did not win me over. Cue to cute scene of Jordin Sparks telling the season 12 guys that she is lonely, therefore a girl must win. She also took a cheap shot at The Voice, telling the guys to go there.

Can’t say we didn’t see the next one coming. Mariah Carey hit the stage with a medley of her tunes. She looked stunning in a gorgeous white gown embellished with feathers. It was an awkward performance though as she stood in one spot on the stage, almost as if she couldn’t move in her skintight dress – and her lip-syncing was terrible. Completely disappointing, but we did see Randy Jackson on the guitar – go Dawg!

Oh yay, Psy was up next with his latest hit, Gentleman. Not quite sure I get the obsession with him that folks seem to have, but he’s definitely funny to watch! Keith Urban also hit the stage with his new song, A Little Bit Of Everything. The song was simple, but great – he is true talent.

And just as I was getting a little sick of the season 12 contestants performing, Angie Miller took the stage with a refreshing surprise – Adam Lambert! It was great to see Adam back on the stage, he is definitely one contestant who should have won his season. Oh, there’s Randy on the guitar again with Keith for a performance by Kree Harrison. He’s really working on his last night there, huh?

Whip out the Kleenex, because it was finally time to pay tribute to Randy Jackson – we knew it was coming. It’s the end of an era, folks. Randy, the last original judge, is officially leaving the show after tonight. Of course, in typical Idol fashion, the montage started off with “Randy’s biggest fans” aka a group of dogs, and then took us through the most memorable and comical Randy takes over the years. So sad to see Randy Jackson leave – what ever will we do without hearing “Dawg,” or “In it to win it,” next season? I am sure I speak for fans all over Randy – we will definitely miss you!

Okay, just in case you were thinking the show itself would be canceled, they announced auditions will be starting for season 13. I sure hope they revamp the entire judging panel next season. Candice and Kree are then told that the voters chose their new Ford vehicle to be the Ford Escape, how exciting for them!

Hmm, did they save the best performance for last? Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull took the stage next with Live It Up. It was a high energy and fun performance. So glad we didn’t have to endure Nicki Minaj on the stage tonight – what a relief!

After a dragged out review of season 12′s highlights, it was finally time to find out which of these two talented ladies won over the voters.

The American Idol season 12 winner is…

Candice Glover!

Was the right gal chosen as the winner? We know you have an opinion, and we want to hear it! Sound off in the comments section below.

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One Response to “American Idol Finale Recap: Season 12 Winner Revealed And A Sad Goodbye”

  1. mecanique maroc Says:
    May 17th, 2013 at 2:38 am

    American Idol has been losing steam for a while now but this season was dismal both in quality and rating. The show needs to really clean house.

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