‘American Idol’ finale review: Adam Lambert, Jessie J, Jennifer Lopez, and a winner

American IdolDo you love big moments? The “American Idol” finale on Thursday night did its best to stuff its entire show full of them. We had a tribute to Randy Jackson, performances of some of the other judges, Adam Lambert proving once again that he is one of the best duet partners you can ever hope for, and Angie Miller completely geeking out on stage. Jessie J. and Jennifer Lopez also came back near the end, just as a not-so-subtle reminder that she may be back as a judge.

Of course, it’s hard to really praise an “American Idol” finale 120% when there is so much madness going on, and so many things that we really don’t need that make the show go on and on. Do we need extended montages, Ford commercials in the middle of the show, and near-constant reminders that the girls were better than the guys, when the evidence really speaks for itself? Probably not.

In the end, this finale was really about a showdown between two extremely-talented women, who have to try and figure out what they are going to do moving forward in their careers. Kree Harrison and Candice Glover are each brilliant in their own rights, and either one of them would be a deserving winner. We thought that it was going to be Candice based solely on the quality of performances, but Kree was also fantastic, and had that whole underdog thing really going for her.

The winner for season 12 was … Candice! Now, of course, comes the waiting game to see what sort of career that she can have in the public eye.

What did you think about the “American Idol” finale? Do you think the right person ended up winning? If you want to also see whether or not our pre-show prediction was correct, be sure to just head on over to the link here.

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