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Written by : published Sunday 29th May 2011

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American Idol season ten drew a record number of votes as it came down to the finale on May 25, 2011.  Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina earned the title of the two youngest finalists to compete ever and the season began heading into unchartered territory with new judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez.  With rumors that the show would see its demise following the loss of Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell, Tyler and Lopez proved they were what the show needed to not only survive, but to make history.


On Tuesday, May 24, 2011, Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery performed their final songs and 122.4 million votes were cast.  It was the highest amount of votes ever cast since American Idol’s debut and helped cause the total number of votes cast since American Idol’s first episode to over four billion.


The finale was filmed live at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. Live and saw the top 13 contestants reunite on stage for a number of performances.  Special guests included Bono, The Edge, Reeve Carney, Judas Priest, Kirk Franklin, Lady Gaga, Marc Anthony, Sheila E, Sir Tom Jones, Tony Bennett, Lil Jon and TLC, Tim McGraw, Jack Black, Gladys Night, Beyonce, Carrie Underwood and Steven Tyler.


The competition was fierce and season ten was full of many twists, turns and surprises.  Hailey Reinhart was voted off at number three and Lauren Alaina pulled a vocal cord before the finale.  She managed to perform but in the end the win went to Scotty McCreery, with his deep bass country sound that is reminiscent of years gone by.  What do you think?  Is Carrie Underwood’s claim as American Idol’s greatest country music star in jeopardy?

You may watch as Scotty McCreery is named the season 10 American Idol winner in the video player below.

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