'American Idol' winner: Lauren Alaina or Scotty McCreery? Spoiler Alert
The winner of the 10th season of "American Idol" was revealed in Wednesday night's finale - who is America's next Idol - Scotty McCreery or Lauren Alaina? SPOILER ALERT!
Scotty McCreery was named the season 10 "American Idol" winner. The 17-year-old country singer wowed judges and got the most votes which were tallied before Wednesday's finale. McCreery closed the show with a tearful performance of his first single, "I Love You This Big."
The two-hour "American Idol" finale featured performances by this season's contestants, Judas Priest, Tim McGraw, Jack Black, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood, Steven Tyler, Gladys Knight and Bono, among others.
The top 13 opened the show performing Lady Gaga's "Born This Day." James Durbin did a duet with metal band Judas Priest. Gospel star Kirk Franklin was joined on-stage by Gladys Knight and Jacob Lusk to sing his new single "Smile." Then Casey Abrams and Jack Black performed a rousing rendition of Queen's "Fat-Bottomed Girls."
The Top 13 girls, minus Lauren Alaina sang a medley of Beyonce songs before Beyonce herself joined them on the stage to sing, "Crazy in Love."
Haley Reinhart performed "Stepping Out with my Baby" with Tony Bennett. Next up, TBoz and Chili of TLC did a mash-up songs with rapper Lil' Jon and the Top 13 girls, which included "Scrubs" and "Waterfalls."
McCreery and Tim McGraw took the stage to sing "Live Like We're Dying." "American Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez joined her husband Marc Anthony on stage to offer dancing accompaniment to Anthony's song.
The Final 13 boys performed a Tom Jones medley before the singer joined them on-stage, singing "It's Not Unusual."
Lady Gaga returned to "American Idol" to perform her single "Edge of Glory" from her new album, accompanied by Bruce Springsteen E Street Band saxophonist, Clarence Clemons.
Alaina and season four "American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood sang "Before He Cheats," which is the second best-selling single from any "Idol" contestant after Jordin Sparks' "No Air."
Beyonce came back to sing a song off her upcoming album called "1 plus 1" and after the break, The star of "Spiderman" joined The Edge and Bono to sing "Rise Above."
Finally, "Idol" judge Steven Tyler performed his new single, "Dream On."
Alaina, 16, and McCreery, 17, are both country singers and are the youngest contestants ever to battle it out in the finale. During Tuesday's performances, the remaining two contestants performed one song of their own choosing, one chosen by their "heroes" and one that would be the singer's first single.
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