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Candice Rickelle Glover (born November 22nd, 1989) was a contestant on Season 9, Season 11 and Season 12 of American Idol.

Season 9 Audition[]

Though untelevised, she auditioned in Atlanta. It is unknown how the judges voted, but at least three of them voted "yes", sending her to the next round.

Season 9 Hollywood Round[]

Her time in Hollywood was not shown much but she was shown in a group with Shelby Dressel singing "Superwoman" by Alicia Keys. She managed to make the final seventy before getting eliminated.

Season 11 Audition[]

Candice's audition was not televised.

Season 11 Hollywood Round[]

Candice's stay in Hollywood was not shown much, but she did manage to advance to the final seventy.

Season 11 Las Vegas Round[]

Candice was shown in a group with DeAndre Brackensick and Jessica Sanchez singing "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" by Buddy Holly. Everyone in the group advanced.

However, after all the groups performed, the judges informed Candice that she was in fact, eliminated.

Season 12 Audition[]

Candice auditioned in Charlotte. She sang "Syrup & Honey" by Duffy. All three judges voted "yes", sending her to the next round.

Season 12 Hollywood Round[]

Candice was shown in the first part of Hollywood Week, in the same Group of Ten as Sarina-Joi Crowe, Shira Gavrielov and Megan Miller. She sang "Impossible" by Christina Aguilera. She advanced along with Shira. She was later shown in a group called "The Swag-ettes", along with Denise Jackson, Melinda Ademi and Kamaria Ousley singing "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" by Blu Cantrell. Every member of the group advanced. For her final solo performance, she sang "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys. Afterwards, it was revealed that she advanced along with Janelle Arthur, Jett Hermano, Angela Miller and Zoanette Johnson. She eventually did enough to make the Top 20 Girls.

Top 40[]

Candice sang "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" by Aretha Franklin. Afterwards, the judges told her she did enough to make the Semifinals.

Top 20[]

Candice sang "Ordinary People" by John Legend. She received enough votes to place her in the five highest voted female contestants, making her a Top 10 finalist. To celebrate, she sang "I'm Going Down" by Rose Royce during the results show.

Top 10[]

Candice sang "I (Who Have Nothing)" by Jordin Sparks. She was placed in the Top 3 for that week, making her "safe" for another week.

Top 9[]

Candice sang "Come Together" by The Beatles. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 8[]

Candice sang "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye and "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" by Diana Ross and the Supremes in a trio with Amber Holcomb and Angie Miller. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 7[]

Candice sang "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones and "The Letter" by The Box Tops in a duet with Burnell Taylor. She was received enough votes to be placed in the Top 3 for that week.

Top 6[]

Candice sang "Don't Make Me Over" by Dionne Warwick and "Lovesong" by The Cure. She was placed in the Top 2 for that week.

Top 5[]

Candice sang "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul and "When You Believe" by Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 4 (first week)[]

Candice sang "Find Your Love" by Drake and "Emotion" by Samantha Sang and "Stay" by Rihanna, ft. Mikky Ekko. She was placed in the Bottom 2 for that week.

Top 4 (second week)[]

Candice sang "When I Was Your Man" by Bruno Mars and "You've Changed" by Harry James. She received enough votes to be considered "safe" for another week.

Top 3[]

Candice sang "One" by U2, "Next to Me" by Emeli Sande or "Somewhere" by Reri Geist. She received enough votes to advance to the Finale.

Season 12 Finale[]

Candice sang ''Chasing Pavements'' by Adele, ''I Am Beautiful'' by Candice Glover and ''I (Who Have Nothin)'' by Ben E. King. She received more votes than Kree Harrison, making her the American Idol.

Trivia[]

Season 12
Finalists
Candice Glover · Kree Harrison · Angie Miller · Amber Holcomb · Janelle Arthur · Lazaro Arbos · Burnell Taylor · Devin Velez · Paul Jolley · Curtis Finch, Jr.
Semifinalists
Charlie Askew · Nick Boddington · Aubrey Cleland · Zoanette Johnson · Adriana Latonio · Elijah Liu · Vincent Powell · Cortez Shaw · Breanna Steer · Tenna Torres
Quarterfinalists
Melinda Ademi · Juliana Chahayed · Cristabel Clack · JDA · Rachel Hale · Kevin Harris · Jett Hermano · Josh Holiday · Brandy Hotard · Isabelle · Johnny Keyser · Kamaria Ousley · Gurpreet Singh Sarin · Jimmy Smith · Bryant Tadeo · Mathenee Treco · Shubha Vedula · Chris Watson · David Oliver Willis · Jenny Beth Willis
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