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The third time’s the charm for Candice Glover on “American Idol.”

Longtime “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson bid farewell to the Fox talent competition during Thursday’s 12th season finale, a showdown between vocal powerhouse Candice Glover and country singer Kree Harrison.

Candice Glover was crowned the new “American Idol” after defeating country singer Kree Harrison.

The booming 23-year-old R&B vocalist from St. Helena Island, S.C., looked stunned when “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest announced she bested soulful 22-year-old country singer Harrison from Woodville, Texas . The vote count was not announced.

A weepy Glover performed the new single “I Am Beautiful” after winning the 12th edition of the singing competition. Glover auditioned for the show three times before making it as a finalist this season. Read more: foxnews

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