Parade, concert in works if Candice Glover makes 'American Idol' Top 3

loberle@islandpacket.comApril 29, 2013 

Candice Glover performs on "American Idol" last week on Fox.

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  • "American Idol" voting will open at 10 p.m. Wednesday at the end of show and will be open for at least two hours. Viewers can vote by calling the contestants' numbers, which "Idol" host Ryan Seacrest will announce during the show. AT&T users can text their votes, per Seacrest's instructions. Viewers can vote 50 times online at americanidol.com/vote, where they will be prompted to log in using their Facebook accounts. For more details, go to www.americanidol.com or follow reporter Laura Oberle at twitter.com/IPBGCurrent.

Beaufort is preparing for Candice Glover's potential hometown visit this weekend, the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce said in a news release Monday.

The St. Helena Island native will perform Wednesday on "American Idol" for a spot in the show's Top 3 contestants, who will then visit their respective hometowns for a parade and concert.

The release said that if Glover makes the Top 3, she will arrive Friday evening in Beaufort County, with a concert and parade planned for Saturday afternoon in Beaufort.

Beaufort City Council called a special meeting for 5 p.m. today to give approval of street closings for a parade Saturday to honor Glover.

It remains unclear where her concert would take place.

The annual Taste of Beaufort festival in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park is also Friday and Saturday.

This week's "Idol" performance show airs from 8 to 10 p.m. Wednesday on Fox, and voting opens at the end of the show.

Glover will find out if she is in the Top 3 during the results show Thursday, which airs from 8 to 9 p.m. on Fox.

"We need to continue voting so we can make sure Candice makes the Top 3," said Blakely Williams, president and CEO of the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, in the release. "This is such a wonderful opportunity for Candice, and we want to do all we can to support her."

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