Candice Glover is the winner of American Idol's 12th season, becoming the first woman in six years to win on Fox's hit series.

The 23-year-old from South Carolina., won the viewer vote over country singer Kree Harrison, 22.

While American Idol continues to be a hit series for Fox, the popular show has taken some hits and will likely have a different look next year, given longtime judge Randy Jackson will be gone.

Jackson was part of the series' original trio of judges, which included Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul.

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