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Candice Glover takes American Idol crown

When Candice Glover was announced as the next American Idol on Thursday night, her six younger siblings didn't hold back. As soon as the word "Candice" left host Ryan Seacrest's mouth, they jumped from their seats -- chairs were overturned, screams filled the air and tears poured out from her family, who were at The Preserve in Port Royal for a watch party. Her brother Jonathan's entire body shook uncontrollably in celebration. "I almost knocked an old lady down by mistake," he said. Her brother Carlos was lifted in the air by his friends. "I went bonkers," he said. "I acted out a lot. I just cried." Her sister Bethany cried as friends hugged her. Back in Hollywood, Glover was even more emotional after finding out she had received more votes than fellow finalist Kree Harrison of Woodville, Texas. "I can't even … oh my God, it's been three years," said Glover, who had auditioned for the show, now in its 12th season, twice before.
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St. Helena Island’s Candice Glover in top three on American Idol

On Saturday, Candice Glover will get to do what she's wanted to do for weeks: thank Beaufort County for supporting her on "American Idol." After being named to the show's Top 3 on Thursday night, the St. Helena Island native will return to Beaufort for a hometown parade and concert on Saturday at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively. "I'd love to come home and see all the buzz people are talking about," Glover said in a phone interview last week. "I'm just happy ... to see what's going on and do the parade and concert and tell everybody I love and appreciate them." But she's most excited about visiting with her six younger siblings whom she hasn't seen since leaving to compete on the show in February. "When I see them, I'm going to act a fool," Glover said.
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Lowcountry native in Top 10 on “American Idol”

Candice GloverFor Candice Glover, being a contestant on “American Idol” has been a double-edged sword. On the one hand, she’s chasing her dream of becoming the next “Idol” and furthering her music career; on the other, the 23-year-old misses the comfort and familiarity of life on St. Helena Island. She will perform again along with the other “Idol” finalists from 8-10 p.m. tonight. The results show will be from 8-9 p.m. Thursday. Read the complete article in The State newspaper. Related: Funds raised for Glovers to go to American Idol. Photo courtesy of the Island Packet. Via: The State, Island Packet