Fri, 05/17/2013 - 05:41 by McCarton
Candice Glover's life is about to change in more ways than one.
The talented R&B vocalist was crowned as the Season 12 winner of American Idol last night, beating out country singer Kree Harrison for the title in what was just the second all-female season finale in the show's history (and the first since 2004). Candice said that she was "speechless" after the win, but acknowledged that "the work is only to get bigger from here on out."
The paychecks are about to get bigger as well. Several former Idol winners are still raking in millions long after their time on the show (and even non-winners like Clay Aiken reportedly pocket $25,000 per night while on tour). Check out the show's five biggest moneymakers in 2012!