Candice Glover was crowned the Season 12 winner of "American Idol" on May 16, 2013 at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Before she became the first female winner in six years, this season's finalists, including runner-up Kree Harrison, and big stars (Aretha Franklin, Frankie Valli, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and more) took to the stage to perform.
The Top 10 finalists perform onstage during Fox's
The Top 10 finalists perform onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Judges Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson onstage during
Judges Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Judges Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban walk on
Judges Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban walk on stage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)

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Finalists Candice Glover, left, and Kree Harrison onstage
Finalists Candice Glover, left, and Kree Harrison onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Host Ryan Seacrest looks snazzy during Fox's
Host Ryan Seacrest looks snazzy during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Kimberly Perry, right, of The Band Perry and
Kimberly Perry, right, of The Band Perry and "Idol" Season 12 fifth-place finalist Janelle Arthur perform during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Former
Former "Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez, center, performs during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Former
Former "American Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez performs onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)

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Pitbull was one of the special performers during
Pitbull was one of the special performers during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
From left,
From left, "American Idol" judges Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson and Nicki Minaj pose onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Judge Nicki Minaj onstage during Fox's
Judge Nicki Minaj onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
From left, Contestants Paul Jolley, Devin Velez, singer
From left, Contestants Paul Jolley, Devin Velez, singer Frankie Valli, contestants Curtis Finch Jr, Burnell Taylor and Lazaro Arbos perform onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Frankie Valli performs during Fox's
Frankie Valli performs during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)

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"Idol" Top 6 finalist Lazaro Arbos performs onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
From left,
From left, "American Idol" Top 5 finalists Janelle Arthur, Angie Miller, Candice Glover, Kree Harrison and Amber Holcomb perform onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
From left, Janelle Arthur, Angie Miller, Candice Glover,
From left, Janelle Arthur, Angie Miller, Candice Glover, Kree Harrison and Amber Holcomb perform with Aretha Franklin, on screen, at the "American Idol" finale at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: AP)
From left, singer Emeli Sande and 4th place
From left, singer Emeli Sande and 4th place "Idol" finalist Amber Holcomb perform onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Top 3 finalist Angie Miller performs onstage during
Top 3 finalist Angie Miller performs onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Jessie J performs during Fox's
Jessie J performs during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
From left,
From left, "Idol" Season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert, Season 3 third-place finalist Angie Miller and Jessie J onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Angie Miller and Adam Lambert perform onstage during
Angie Miller and Adam Lambert perform onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
"American Idol" judges Keith Urban and Randy Jackson perform with runner-up Kree Harrison during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Judge Keith Urban performs onstage during Fox's
Judge Keith Urban performs onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
"Idol" Season 12 Finalist Candice Glover, left, and Season 3 seventh-place finalist Jennifer Hudson perform during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
"American Idol" Season 12 winner Candice Glover, left, and finalist Kree Harrison perform onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
"Idol' finalists Candice Glover, left, and Kree Harrison await the final results during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
From left, Candice Glover and Kree Harrison await
From left, Candice Glover and Kree Harrison await the Season 12 results to be read by host Ryan Seacrest during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Winner Candice Glover, runner-up Kree Harrison and host
Winner Candice Glover, runner-up Kree Harrison and host Ryan Seacrest onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
"American Idol" Season 12 Winner Candice Glover, center, speaks onstage after she was named the winner during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Top 7 finalist Burnell Taylor congratulates
Top 7 finalist Burnell Taylor congratulates "American Idol" Season 12 winner Candice Glover during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Judge Randy Jackson and Season 12 runner-up Kree
Judge Randy Jackson and Season 12 runner-up Kree Harrison hug onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
"American Idol" Season 12 winner Candice Glover onstage during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)
Candice Glover performs onstage after being crowned the
Candice Glover performs onstage after being crowned the Season 12 winner during Fox's "American Idol 2013" Finale Results Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. (May 16, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)