American Idol Winner Candice Glover was spotted arriving and leaving the White House Easter Roll in Washington, DC. Candice Glover took part in the annual event at the White House where she performed at two of the sessions. Check out the photos below by clicking the thumbnails.
Last year’s “Idol” winner Candice Glover returned to perform a pair of hit songs. Candice Glover performed “Cried” and “Same Kinda Man” from her album Music Speaks which debuts at #14 on this week’s Billboard Top 200 albums chart. Check out the video below.
[HD] Candice Glover – Medley – American Idol 13… by IdolxMuzic
If you like love songs and silky vocals, chances are you’ll love Candice Glover‘s Music Speaks.
The 24-year-old season 12 American Idol winner is set to release her first album on Feb. 18, and spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about making music and life after Idol.
“Love is my favorite thing,” she said of the record. “I’m a hopeless romantic and I want people to listen to the album and fall in love all over again. I’m hoping it helps people get through what they’re going through. My main focus is to help people through music.”
Originally slated to hit shelves only two months after she won Idol, Music Speaks was pushed back twice before securing a firm release date seven months later. “At first, I thought people would forget about me, and then there were all the negative things people were saying about the season as a whole, and that discouraged me,” she admitted. “Eventually, I got to that moment where I knew delaying the release would help me more than hinder me.”
The extra time gave the South Carolina-native a chance to spend more time writing for the album. While “Forever That Man” is one of her favorites, others were more of a stretch for the mild-mannered singer, who admitted she was apprehensive about how the public would react to more grownup subject material in songs like “Damn,” a track that chronicles the heartache of being a man’s other woman.
“I was like, ‘Are you sure people are gonna connect with this?’ When I went into the studio and heard it I realized this is something a lot of people won’t admit to being a part of but they’re in that right now. I think it’s gonna connect for a lot of females,” she said.
Fast forward to 2014, the reigning champion of American Idol is poised for a shot at superstardom.
After managing to endure the grueling Idol competition, Glover has learned to embrace whatever awaits her in the future, while keeping the judges’ advice close to heart.
“Mariah Carey was so nice. And she was very reassuring,” Glover said reflecting on her time as an Idol finalist. “When Mariah says you can sing, you can sing.”
Oscar winner and Idol veteran Jennifer Hudson had a rocky tenure on the show but her career flourished after being eliminated. Glover had the chance to perform with Hudson during her run and she says the experience was more than memorable.
“She’s the perfect example of someone who didn’t even win, but had success after. Success is the best revenge and even after it was all said and done, people still had to pay their respects.”
Candice Glover attends the American Idol XIII Season Premiere Event at Royce Hall, UCLA on January 14, 2014 in Westwood, California. Candice Glover has the purple streaks back in, and she is looking better than ever! Check out the photos below by clicking the thumbnails!
“American Idol” XIII Season Premiere Event
Candice Glover is nominated for “Outstanding New Artist” at the 45th NAACP Awards. This is a huge accomplishment to have seeing as how Candice Glover’s debut album “Music Speaks” has not even been released yet! Watch the award show on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 9 p.m. on TV One.
Outstanding New Artist
- Ariana Grande (Republic Records)
- Candice Glover (19 Recordings/Interscope Records)
- K. Michelle (Atlantic Records)
- RaVaughn Brown (Columbia Records)
- Zendaya (Hollywood Records)
‘American Idol’ Champ Candice Glover Talks Season 12 Memories, Nicki/Mariah Feud, Insecurity, + More0
If you tuned in to the last season of “American Idol,” you know that the Beaufort, South Carolina-winner Candice Glover brought both the audience and judges alike to their feet on multiple occasions due to her soulful renditions of various covers, beating out thousands who auditioned and earning her the title. But what you might not know is that Glover auditioned twice before her win, often cried backstage, and wants to be a voice for girls who struggle with low-self-esteem. Now, the powerhouse is ready to show the world more of her vocal chops and songwriting abilities via her debut offering, Music Speaks, with its first single being the emotional song, “Cried.”
Check out what Candice had to say about it all in her chat with Singersroom:
You’ve auditioned for American Idol two times before and finally won! That must feel amazing. How has it been since winning?
It’s been amazing, like you said; I’ve auditioned twice before and got cut so going forward I just hope for the best. Now that I actually won, it’s been a complete whirlwind, and I’m having a lot of fun and I’m enjoying myself.