The 23-year-old exclaimed that the moment was so surreal that she doesn’t even remember her name being called by host Ryan Seacrest, “I remember confetti in my mouth”, as told to AP.

Joining the likes of  Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia, and Jordin Sparks by becoming the newest “American Idol” and along with it she announced her new deal with 19 Recordings/ Interscope Records and the pending release of her debut album, Music Speaks which will hit stores July 16th. With influences which she admits are Jazmine Sullivan, and Christina Aguilera you have no choice but to wish this young lady all the best. Her debut album is available for pre-order and includes her coronation song, I Am Beautiful.  Check out the recap:

Candice Glover will be hitting the road with her American Idol peers of this season on the “American Idol” summer tour, which kicks off June 29th in St. Louis. She is also scheduled to visit “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Live! With Kelly & Michael” during her press tour.

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