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.