Scotty McCreery Wins American Idol

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Scotty McCreery won the American Idol battle of the young country crooners Wednesday, pulling in more of a record 122 million-plus viewer votes than competitor Lauren Alaina.

Scotty McCreery, 17, and Lauren Alaina, 16, represented the first all-country finale and the youngest duo ever to compete on American Idol, which is in its 10th season. Alaina performed on Tuesday’s final sing-off despite a vocal cord injury that needed medical treatment. She received raves from the judges, who said she won the night. But the consistently popular McCreery, who’d never been at risk of elimination, claimed the title and a record contract.

Watch Scotty McCreery perform Love You This Big  after winning American Idol Season 10 last night:

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