Candice Glover singing The Star-Spangled Banner at Citi Field in 2013
|Birth name||Candice Rickelle Glover|
November 22, 1989 |
Beaufort, South Carolina
|Origin||St. Helena Island, South Carolina, United States|
|Genres||R&B, jazz, pop, soul|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, actress|
|Labels||Interscope, 19, Independent|
Love is one of my favorite things to talk about. Every song will be about losing it or finding it, seeing a guy and not knowing if you want to tell him how you feel yet. I guess I'm a hopeless romantic.
Before I won 'American Idol,' I'd never been in a professional studio at all. I'm getting more used to it. I'm really weird, though: I sing way better in a crowd of 3,000. It's easier than singing in front of 2.
In every interview, when they would ask me who should be a judge, I would always say Harry Connick, Jr., so I think I had something to do with him becoming a judge! He has a blunt, dry sense of humor. You never know if he's joking or not, and I think that's going to catch a lot of people by surprise.
I remember, when I was younger, it was such a big fantasy for me. Now that I actually have a career and have made an album, it's really surreal.
It's funny because ever since 'American Idol,' people look at me without makeup and think I'm 15 years old – they think I'm really young and quiet and shy, and that I've never been in a relationship and have never been in love or anything.