American Idol

The top six. Lazaro Arbos, left, was sent home on Thursday.

Candice Glover takes top spot for American Idol contestants from S.C.

St. Helena Island native Candice Glover performances of Dionne Warwick's "Don't Make Me Over" and The Cure's "Lovesong" earned her an easy advancement to the top five on American Idol Thursday night.

Glover was highlighted as one of the top two from the night, along with Kree Harrison.

Glover is now the top achieving contestant ever from South Carolina. On Thursday she advanced past the current leader from South Carolina, Mount Pleasant's Elise Testone who also made it into the top six in 2012.

Sent home on Thursday was the last male of this year's competition, Lazaro Arbos. 

Glover will perform again on Wednesday, April 17, during the show's standard time slot from 8 to 10 p.m. The final show is slated for May 16.