Last night “American Idol” crowned a new winner, a down-home Southern boy from North Carolina, Scotty McCreery, continuing the trend of male victories.
Watch Scotty sing his new single “I Love You This Big” after he wins!
A record 122.4 million votes were cast following Tuesday’s performance show, bringing the total votes for season 10 up to more than 730 million — the highest number of votes for any “Idol” season.
“I gotta thank the Lord first — he got me here,” McC said upon winning. He also got the rumor mill going by stating the obvious about him and fellow teen contestant, Lauren Alaina. “It’s been a year now since Lauren and I tried out,” McCreery told the crowd upon being crowned “American Idol,” adding that the two have “stuck together.” Alaina and McCreery also gave each other an extra tight squeeze with Scotty saying “Love you, baby” as he was (trying) to sing his song. Are they or aren’t they?!
The two-hour “American Idol” finale was, as usual, jam-packed with all-star performances and duets, including: Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood (dueting with Lauren Alaina on “Before He Cheats”), U2’s Bono and the Edge, Lil Jon with the surviving members of TLC, Steven Tyler, Marc Anthony with Jennifer Lopez, Tony Bennett, Judas Priest, and Tom Jones. Additionally, Beyonce took the stage to debut the piano-driven ballad “1+1,” a new song from her forthcoming album “4.”
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