'CRIED' OUT: It’s been eight months since Candice Glover was crowned the winner of season 12 of American Idol. The 24-year-old singer from Beaufort, S.C. made her Billboard chart debut just a few days after the finale with her coronation song, “I Am Beautiful.” That tune appeared on eight different charts, with peak positions that ranged from No. 93 on the Hot 100 to No. 6 on Heatseekers Songs. This week, Glover returns to the pages of Billboard with her latest single, “Cried.” The track debuts at No.
From marriages to births to Glee guest-starring roles, 2013 was certainly a busy year for AmericanIdol alums and judges.
The year began with a new judging panel featuring KeithUrban, NickiMinaj and MariahCarey -- and ended by welcoming back departed judge Jennifer Lopez and adding the affable HarryConnickJr. into the fold.
Between live shows in Sacramento and Phoenix, the tour busses carrying the top 11 finalists from season 12 of American Idol stopped at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. There, before they took to the stage, the alums took time out from their day to chat with The Hollywood Reporter about their set list, revealing some deeply personal connections to their song choices.
American Idol's season 12 finalists about to embark on a North American tour met the press this week but were in for a surprise when they came face-to-face with the crew from The Hollywood Reporter and were asked to play journalists. In what's become an Idol Worship summer staple, we asked the Top 11 to interview each other.