The 10th season of American Idol has wrapped and Scotty McCreery was crowned the winner during last night’s live two-hour season finale.
McCreery, 17, from Garner, NC, emerged as America’s choice following last night’s record-shattering vote, which totaled over 122 million – the highest number in the show’s history! McCreery capped his coronation by singing “I Love You This Big,” which is available for download exclusively on americanidol.com and iTunes.
The broadcast from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles featured performances by the reunited Top 13 finalists, as well as music superstars Judas Priest; Kirk Franklin and Gladys Knight; Jack Black; Beyoncé; Tony Bennett; Lil Jon and TLC; Tim McGraw; Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Sheila E.; Sir Tom Jones; Lady Gaga; Carrie Underwood; Bono, The Edge and Reeve Carney; and Steven Tyler.
Want to get in on the American Idol action? Auditions for Season 11 will be held this summer in St. Louis, MO; Portland, OR; San Diego, CA; Pittsburgh, PA; Charleston, SC; and Houston, TX!