'American Idol' champion from Beaufort to sing at DC concert

Published: May. 23, 2013 at 10:43 AM EDT|Updated: May. 23, 2013 at 10:46 AM EDT
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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - The newest "American Idol" champion will be performing in a concert during the Memorial Day weekend.

St. Helena Island native Candice Glover is scheduled to sing the national anthem at the National Memorial Day Concert in Washington, D.C., on Sunday. It will be televised on PBS.

Glover has been on a whirlwind pace since winning "Idol" last Thursday. She has appeared on late-night and morning talk shows, and is set to release her "Music Speaks" debut album on July 16. It was available for pre-order the day after she won the "Idol" crown, beating out country singer Kree Harrison.

According to Nielsen SoundScan, Glover's debut single, the inspirational pop ballad "I Am Beautiful," sold 48,000 tracks in its first week,

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