LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Who won American Idol 2013 results tonight, who is the American Idol winner 2013, and who won Kree or Candice? American Idol 2013 results tonight May 16, 2013 named your winner: Candice Glover! Candice won American Idol after a stunning final three weeks of performances. Tonight she narrowly beat out her competitor in what many called one of the closest American Idol competitions in recent memory. The judges called this the best top two perhaps ever in the show’s history. But were fans happy with tonight’s American Idol 2013 final results for May 16, 2013?
Candice Glover’s I Am Beautiful and Kree Harrison’s All Cried Out coronation songs both drew standing ovations last night. The songs ended a season in which fans praised the quality of the singers. But fans had deep criticisms of the show overall. Many fans were left annoyed that the show had become more about the judges, their feuds, and their inflated salary checks and less about the performers.
Just several years ago, many viewers thought that the show’s lifespan could be coming to end. The singers were getting worse. The format seemed tired. And their debut albums were bombing.
This season, Idol underwent several changes. Among them were showing voting results, even geographically throughout the season. But in the end, it was the core quality of the singers that drew ratings.
Most news analysts before tonight’s telecast really thought that Candice Glover won Idol on Wednesday night. Many contended that Candice had given the best performances the last three weeks. Others contended that Kree Harrison narrowly reached the finals after truly dominating the season throughout.
But last night, Candice Glover appeared to win over the judges from round one. At the end of final results during round one, the judges gave it to Candice. In round two and three it was a tie, leaving viewers torn between Candice and Kree.
Most viewers contended that I Am Beautiful was a far better song, and better suited song, for Candiceâ€™s voice, than All Cried Out given to Kree. In fact, coronation songs have been critical in viewer voting before. For example, Phillip Phillips’ “Home” last year became the best selling of all coronation songs in Idol history.
And yet, many were perplexed about the fan reaction. Countless news analysts indicated last night that, while Candice dominated the telecast, Kree might still get voted tonight as winner.
For now it remains unclear if tonight’s winner will drive big album sales. The last major achievement was back in Season 10. At the time, Scott McCreery’s debut album Clear as Day became the first Idol debut album to go to number one on the US Billboard 200 since Ruben Studdard’s Soulful back in 2003. Congratulations to tonight’s winner. For more about Idol this season, click HERE.