Beaufort preparing for 'American Idol' contestant's homecoming

04/30/2013 12:55 AM

04/30/2013 12:57 AM

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. Those contestants will 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 also is 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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