Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina battled it out on the season finale of American Idol, each singing three songs with their country backgrounds leading the way. It was the first time AI has featured two country singers in the final and a record 122 million votes for their showdown, an idol record, proved that fans were eating up every moment of the final show.
When all was said and done Ryan Seacrest announced that Scott McCreery had won the 10th season of Idol.
While looking on in disbelief Scotty said:
“It’s been a year since me and Lauren Alaina tried out now,” and “We’ve been together since day one and we’re going to stay together. This is just – never in my wildest dreams … I got to thank the Lord first. He got me here.”
At 17-years old Scotty showed experience beyond his years, never faltering in his performances, although his goofy looks while singing were often teased by the judges.