The ‘American Idol’ Winner is?
May 26, 2011
And the American Idol winner is Scotty McCreery. The 17-year-old Garner, North Carolina native defeated fellow country singer Lauren Alaina, 16, in the 10th season of Idol. Alaina competed in Tuesday night’s final sing-off despite injuring her vocal cords, and received rave reviews from the judges, but McCreery, a high-school student, won more votes from viewers in the end.
McCreery is the first country music winner since Carrie Underwood won in 2005, and also the fourth consecutive male contestant to win the competition.
A record 122 million votes were cast in the final contest.