Season 12’s “American Idol” winner, Candice Glover (the first female winner in years), hasn’t yet released her album (despite the fact that it was supposed to come out in July). But she has a little holiday treat to tide you over: a lovely a cappella rendition of the classic Christmas tune “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”
Appearing on her local South Carolina news morning show, Glover lets loose her goosebump-inducing voice — not to mention a few of the gorgeous, jazzy runs she became known for throughout the competition — proving why she was the woman finally able to unseat the reign of white guys with guitars on the FOX singing competition.
Listen below, but know that Glover brings the appropriate amount of melancholy to what is probably one of the saddest Christmas songs out there, so don’t expect something peppy or upbeat. It is, however, beautiful.