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Scotty McCreery beat Lauren Alaina to win the tenth season of "American Idol" on Wednesday night.
McCreery, 17, becomes the second-youngest "Idol" winner ever, coming in a few months shy of season six champ Jordin Sparks.
Alaina, a Georgia native, would have been the series' only 16-year-old winner in "Idol" history. She'll have to settle for being the youngest runner-up ever.
The finale was easily the series' biggest spectacle yet, featuring performances from a number of huge performers, including Beyonce, Lada Gaga, Tony Bennett, Tom Jones, Judas Priest, Tim McGraw, Natalie Cole, TLC and Lil John.
While U2 had previously been announced as a performer, that turned out not to be entirely true. Instead, Bono and the Edge accompanied cast members of the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" on one of their songs.
Judge Steven Tyler also did a solo performance of the Aerosmith song "Dream On," and Jennifer Lopez danced while husband Marc Anthony performed one of his songs with drummer Sheila E.
The finale capped a thrilling season that saw Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler taking over for Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres. Along with Randy Jackson, the trio exuded a nicer vibe from the judges panel than in years past and presided over a stretch in which favorites Casey Abrams and Pia Toscano were sent packing earlier than expected.
An astounding 122 million votes were cast for the finale, a record for the popular Fox competition show.
The Drudge Report predicted hours before the show that McCreery would win, saying he was ahead of Alaina by nearly a two-to-one margin.
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