The results are in: Scotty McCreery is the winner of American Idol‘s tenth season! The seventeen-year-old crooner beat out country singer Lauren Alaina, continuing the show’s four-season streak of male winners. A record 122.4 million votes were cast after Tuesday’s performance episode, bringing the total votes for Season 10 up to more than 730 million—the highest number of Idol votes ever! “It’s been a year since Lauren and I tried out,” McCreery said after hearing the results. “We’ve been together since day one and we’re going to stay together.” The winner took the stage to sing his first single, “I Love You This Big,” but McCreery’s wasn’t the only major performance of the night. American Idol‘s tenth season went out with a bang with guest appearances by Lady Gaga, Beyonce, U2 and more! Click through the gallery for all the highlights from the star-studded episode! And tell us, who did you vote for?
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