Candice Glover was crowned the new American Idol on Thursday after defeating country singer Kree Harrison.
The booming 23-year-old R&B vocalist from St. Helena Island, S.C., looked stunned when Idol host Ryan Seacrest announced she bested soulful 22-year-old country singer Harrison from Woodville, Texas. The vote count was not announced.
A weepy Glover performed the new single I Am Beautiful after winning the 12th edition of the Fox singing competition. Glover auditioned for the show three times before making it as a finalist this season.
Carell makes appearance
Dunder Mifflin Paper Co. lives on, but The Office has closed shop.
The NBC workplace comedy, set in Scranton, Pa., aired its finale Thursday to end an 8-year run.
And as a welcome surprise, Michael Scott returned in the person of Steve Carell, the star of The Office until departing the series two seasons ago.
– Associated Press