Randy Jackson says farewell
Candice Glover was crowned the newest American Idol after defeating country singer Kree Harrison during last nights season finale.
The 23-year-old R&B singer looked stunned when host Ryan Seacrest announced that she had won the competition.
Just before Glover was announced the winner, long-time American Idol judge Randy Jackson bid a final farewell.
“I love everybody that walked on this show,” said Jackson. “Hopefully, I touched their lives a little bit. They certainly touched mine.”
Jennifer Hudson returned to the show for the finale to duet with Glover.