'American Idol' finale: Candice Glover and Kree Harrison -- Who should win and what do they say?

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This is it. The "American Idol" Season 12 finale has arrived and one singer -- either Kree Harrison or Candice Glover -- will soon be the next "Idol" winner.

But which one will it be? Check out what each girl had to say after their final performances, and then vote for your choice to be the next "American Idol"?

One of the big questions about the finale performances was the order of the singing. Kree got to pick when she sang, but she let Candice go second -- usually that's the preferred spot.

How did that work? Apparently, Kree gave Candice the choice. Why? "I don't know. I thought I'd ask her before I made the decision," Kree answered when asked. "I don't think about that stuff. I just had so much fun singing, first, last, tenth."

Candice agreed that this is how it went down. "She asked me while it was spinning what number I would like to go, and I said, 'I don't know ... Second?' She said, 'Okay, I'll pick first,'" Candice explained. "That is just Kree, and that's her every day. She doesn't think about herself at all and puts everybody before her."

So it looks like the solidarity exhibited by the two final singers isn't just for show.

When it came to the original songs that each artist would use as a first single, should she win, both Candice and Kree were happy.

"I got emotional in the middle of the song, but I couldn't stop because I didn't want to go off-key," Candice said of her potential single. "Then, at the end I got emotional again because of the lyrics. I connected with them. Even when I first heard the song, I got emotionally connected to it."

Kree had a similar experience. "Lyrically, melodically ... I couldn't have wrote it better myself," she said. "I don't know if they wrote it for me, or if it was just in their catalog and they pitched it to me, but whatever the case, I'm so thankful that I'm given this. That was the best part of tonight for me was being able to sing my single -- hopefully -- to all of these people.

Since both "Idol" finalists did well in their last performances, it's hard to say which one will win. The singers themselves certainly had no clue. "I honestly don't know. I have literally no idea," Candice confessed. "Whatever happens tomorrow, tomorrow's not going to be like any other Thursday, where we're nervous and wondering if we made it or not. It's going to be like a party, singing with some awesome people and having a good time, no matter what."

Kree had a different reason for looking forward to the party atmosphere. "Well, my birthday is the day after the finale -- Friday, so I don't know ... Vote for me for my birthday!" Kree said with a laugh.

Who did you vote for? Who do you think will win? We will find out when the "American Idol" finale airs Thursday, May 16 at 8pm on FOX.


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