American Idol finalist Angie Miller proved her songwriting chops on season 12 of the Fox show when she performed an original number, "You Set Me Free" and captured the judges' -- and America's -- hearts. Now a major publishing company is showing it's willing to bet on future music from the Beverly, Mass. native.
The season eight finalist, who competed at age 17 and came in fourth behind winner Kris Allen and runners up Adam Lambert and Danny Gokey, eloped with songwriter-producer Matthew Hagar back in January. Hagar is also her bandmate in the group Halo Circus.
His return to the stage was one of the highlights of the American Idol season 12 finale. We're talking, of course, about season eight runner-u[ Adam Lambert, who joined top three finalist Angie Miller for an emotional rendition of David Guetta and Sia's "Titanium."
The numbers are in on the American Idol season 12 finale, and it’s not a pretty picture. The Fox show saw a dip of more than 40 percent from the 2012 season closer, losing some 7 million viewers to come in at a 3.6 rating among adults 18-49. Total viewers equaled 14.3 million -- the first time a finale has not reached the 20-million mark since the show first aired in 2002.
While all three of the judges -- Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, and Randy Jackson -- took to the American Idol stage for the Thursday night finale, Nicki Minaj remained a spectator, despite earlier reports that she would perform as well.
A good hour after Candice Glover was crowned American Idol season 12 winner, beating out country competitor Kree Harrison, the 23-year-old from South Carolina was still pinching herself.
“I’m still trying to process the whole thing,” Glover told reporters following Thursday’s show. “Like, I don't even know my name. I don’t know what's happening. It feels amazing, though. I finally got to this point. I've been working for so long.”
Kree Harrison looked not the least bit bummed following her second-place finish to Candice Glover on the American Idol finale Thursday night.
“I'm so proud of her and proud of myself for getting this far,” Harrison told reporters after the show. “I couldn't believe I was standing there with her at the finale. … I felt like this is just the beginning -- this is not the end of the road for any of us.”
AdamLambert returned, JenniferLopez worked the wind machine and Randy Jackson was honored with a farewell package featuring dogs, not dawgs. With season 12 officially in the history books, AmericanIdol pulled out all the stops to make the 2013 finale memorable.
Mere hours after the American Idol season 12 finale wrapped, 19 Recordings/Interscope Records announced that winner Candice Glover's debut album will be out as soon as July 16. The title: Music Speaks.
After enduring weeks of live performances and judges' critiques -- not to mention the frosty Mariah Carey-Nicki Minaj feud -- Candice Glover has defeated Kree Harrison to win the 12th season of American Idol.
Unlike previous years of American Idol, the season 12 winner will have an album out sooner rather than later.
According to Idol insiders, the victor's debut release will hit retailers this summer, as opposed to the fall or early winter. "The hope is July," says a source, adding, "around the middle of the [summer] tour would be ideal."