American Idol Predictions: Who Is Going To Win Season 12

Kree Harrison & Candice Glover on American Idol finale

Here are our final American Idol predictions for Season 12. In just a few hours either Kree Harrison or Candice Glover will be crowned winner of American Idol 2013, but before that we can take one last look at the polls and predict which way it’ll go.

We opened up our first poll on the subject yesterday morning and just before the last performance show aired the two finalists were practically tied at 50% a piece with thousands of votes cast. Incredibly close! Since then a small lead has opened up for Candice who now holds a 52% to 47% lead over Kree after more than four thousand votes.

Following the performance show we opened our weekly “who was the best?” poll and with over two thousand votes Candice has a huge lead with 62% to 37% (rounding prevents 100% total).

As Branden noted earlier in his prediction post, TV Guide has its own “who should win?” poll which is nearly the same as ours. They have just over four thousand votes and puts Candice at a 52-48 advantage over Kree.

Another very similar poll over at nearly mirrors our “who was the best?” poll and puts Candice at 64-32 advantage over Kree. They don’t make their vote counts available though.

Getting off the polls and looking at other indicators we have some data from our Idol Facebook page (you’ve joined us there, right?). We posted dueling “Like if you want Kree/Candice to win” messages on our page to see which got the most “likes.” Candice has 701 likes to Kree’s 663.

We also posted “how to vote” details last night following the end of the show and encouraged readers to Share them so friends could vote for their favorites as well. 420 likes went to Candice with 84 shares while Kree brought in 401 likes and 113 shares. Kree won the “Shares” battle there, her first win in our data points.

The data here is obviously limited to the digital world and isn’t fully reflective of all votes out there since phone calls are still a huge part of the battle. DialIdol takes a look at the phone elements and is predicting the win for Candice as a result.

Overall the signs are pointing toward a result of Candice Glover winning American Idol 2013, but they also indicate things are very close between the two finalists. Considering how strong both performed on Wednesday night this could easily go either way and leave us satisfied. Since I have to pick one for my prediction I’m going with Candice Glover for the win.

Who do you think will win tonight on American Idol?





  1. Kree will win. I am confused about Dial Idol. They indicate more calls and more busy signals for Kree but predict a Candice win. I obviously don’t understand how the score is derived. But I hope I am right and Kree will be wearing the crown tonight.

  2. Regardless of who wins both will get recording contracts. Kree will get country label and Candice will get a Pop/R&B label the fans will get albums from both so actually it is a win win situation for everyone and if you really want them to ‘Win” support them after the show.

    • I recall when Kree was signed (years ago) by an industry acquaintance of mine in Nashville, and he said even then she lacked drive, dedication and wanted things her way or no way.

      So They Dropped Her.

      We’ll see soon enough if she’s changed ?

    • Difference is Candice is better than Kree and will have an amazing career. Kree would have to go a long way to be better then Cari Underwood. She is Idol’s country sweetheart, the whole package. And make no mistake, she will be compared.

  3. With so many polls giving Candice the win, why are we even watching? For me because this is the last Idol episode of the year, because I’m going to get to see some of the contestants I voted for who didn’t move on, because, hopefully, we’ll be treated to some more good music after a good night last night IMO. I know this has been a very controversial season, but we did get something out of it: a group of top five contestants who could stand up to the top five in any other season and probably come out on top. Angie is not wasting any time moving ahead with her career, and I applaud her for it. Too often contestants wait too long and lose the momentum they have going for them. I hope Candice and Kree also use this time to use the momentum to their advantage. Good luck to our final two.

  4. Exactly…and from analyzing all of the major polls on the Internet:

    Candice Glover IS the next American Idol.

    NOTE: … and the voting wasn’t even close.

  5. Candice will win and get signed and win a car, Kree will come in second, get signed and win a car. Angie came in third, will get signed and have to buy her own car. They will all be successful in their genres. Best final 3 ever!!!

  6. well, I always like Candice and I admire her voice very much and can assure evry1 dat she will definitely take the crown of winning the season 12 American idol

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