What ever happened to one of our Carolina heroes, our black girl that rocked, our very own American Idol – Candice Glover? We saw her win the title, however we did not see her career take off like Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia, or Carrie Underwood? We already know her voice is a force to be reckoned with, and she slayed season 12 of the show, so where’s the album and where is Candice?
From right around the corner, here in Beaufort, South Carolina, Candice beat out the best and brightest talent from around the country. She killed every performance and we watched each episode knowing that in the end, she would take the crown! When she won, folks hurried to preorder the album, just to make sure they showed support for this new, upcoming Idol. This is where it was proven that record labels and management companies can make or break a career due to their carelessness.
In an interview with NBC News, Candice describes what happened:
“It definitely feels like an accomplishment to finally make it to Broadway. People don’t really know, but the very next day after I won “American Idol” I was supposed to do it but I was feeling very down about that, because I really wanted to be on Broadway.”