Kree Harrison celebrated her 23rd birthday on Friday.
And while she might not have been able to celebrate an American Idol win as well, the gal from Woodville, Texas, didn’t seem too disappointed.
At long last, Season 12 American Idols are on the iTunes chart.
As followers of the show know, Idol doesn’t let iTunes reveal how popular tunes performed on the show are while the finals are in progress.
With Candice Glover crowned the winner Thursday night, the ban has apparently been lifted.
Considering past finales have featured Rihanna, Beyonce and Lady Gaga, American Idol was a bit shy on star power Thursday night.
And some of the stars who did take part in the festivities — 79-year-old Frankie Valli and 71-year-old Aretha Franklin — are a wee bit past their prime.
But it helped that the show brought back two of its best singers ever in Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert.
And it helped mightily that the show discovered a sense of humor.
Aretha Franklin performed via video and Mariah Carey sang in a pre-taped segment.
But lots of performers were on hand for the Idol finale Thursday night, including former contestants Adam Lambert and Jennifer Hudson.
Here’s a photo gallery of the performances on tonight’s show.
The American Idol finale always brings out former contestants, and Thursday’s show was no exception.
Among the early arrivals were former winners Scotty McCreery and Taylor Hicks and Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez.
Here’s a photo gallery from the finale.
OK, I’ve already expressed my opinion.
I think Candice Glover won the night on American Idol and I think she should win the Season 12 crown.
But what are others saying? Does Kree Harrison stand a chance?
Candice Glover and Kree Harrison each took the stage three times in the final American Idol performance show Wednesday night.
Here are photos from the show.
Except for the fact that the Top 3 were incredibly talented singers, it’s been a pretty sorry season for American Idol.
So was I surprised when the show couldn’t even get the performance finale right?
Hardly. Just a little disappointed.