It’s something of an understatement to say that Candice Glover was ready for anything during her Season 12 run on American Idol.
After a brutal, unexplained cut during the Season 11 Vegas round, Candice returned home to St. Helena Island, SC, and listened to country, folk, blues and a lot of Taylor Swift on an effort to become a more well-rounded artist. In the process, she discovered an inner confidence that allowed her to face head-on a multitude of Internet message-board comments about her appearance and the judges’ failure to identify her as “commercial” or “the total package.”
Candice stopped by TVLine HQ to discuss this epiphany — and how it informed her epic rendition of “Don’t Make Me Over” as well as her coronation anthem “I Am Beautiful.”
Not only that, but we get deep dives into her rearrangements of Paula Abdul’s “Straight Up,” Drake’s “Find Your Love” and The Cure’s “Lovesong” — and find out more info on why she feared her Group Round “Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!),” which early song choice she wishes she could take back, how she understood Randy, Nicki, Keith and Jimmy not putting her in their Top 3s on Top 7 results night and what she thought of Randy’s “church girl” critiques.
So press play below for the TWO-PART Candice experience, and for all my Idol news, interviews, recaps and video, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!