Today, May 25, 2011, Scotty McCreery from Garner, North Carolina was crowned the winner of the tenth season of American Idol, making him the youngest male winner at age 17 and the second youngest winner ever behind season 6 winner Jordin Sparks, who was 17 when she won in 2007.
McCreery’s runner-up is 16-years-old Lauren Alaina from Rossville, Georgia , who could have been the youngest winner ever in case America’s votes favored her.
It’s interesting to note that last night, Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez were bent towards Alaina as the one most likely to win American Idol but as we have witnessed this season, America votes for the opposite of what the judges say.
Our poll has the same results, too, by the way: 60% voted for Scotty while 40% voted for Lauren. It’s the year of country music, indeed, for American Idol!
James Durbin sings with Judas Priest (Click here to watch the video)
Casey Abrams sings “Fat Bottomed Girls” with Jack Black (Click here to watch the video)
Beyonce debuts “1+1” (Click here to watch the video)
The announcement of the winner:
Scotty McCreery – “I Love You This Big” – The Winner’s performance:
Scotty hugged everyone on the front row except Jack Black!
Videos courtesy of Kuya Rickey, Image courtesy of AmericanIdol.com