Scotty McCreery Crowned New ‘American Idol’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scotty McCreery is the new “American Idol,” defeating fellow country crooner Lauren Alaina.

McCreery, a fresh-faced 17-year-old from Garner, N.C., with a strikingly deep voice, received more viewer votes than Alaina, a peppy 16-year-old from Rossville, Ga.

It was the first all-country finale for the Fox singing contest, now in its 10th season.

McCreery’s victory Wednesday continued a recent pattern: He’s the fourth male in a row to win “Idol.” The last female to win was 17-year-old Jordin Sparks in 2007.

Alaina competed in Tuesday’s final sing-off despite a vocal cord injury that required medical treatment. She received raves from the judges, who said she won the night. But the consistently popular McCreery claimed the title and a record contract.

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  1. CBS SUCKS says:

    THANKS A LOT, CBS!😦 WHAT YOU JUST DID REALLY SUCKS! THE FINALE HASN’T EVEN AIRED YET AND HERE YOU ARE ANNOUNCING THE WINNER! YOU JUST RUINED MY NIGHT! WHAT ON EARTH ARE YOU THINKING WITH THIS PREMATURE NEWS REPORT?!

    1. CBS IS LAME says:

      TOTALLY AGREE CBS LA SUCKS FOR REVEALING WHO WON BEFORE IT AIRS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. MCT says:

    omg couldnt agree more you guys are idiots your frekin kcal 9 for southern california your not suppose to report east coast news!!!!!!!! what the heck is wrong with you. shame on you for spoiling it. who ever posted that shouldnt be pushing paperwork and not allowed to be in a position to do this again!

  3. Dan says:

    I agree with the aforementioned statements – the finale is currently in progress, and CBS LA has already announced/ reveled the winner – they should have known better – this is poor journalism at its best

  4. Complaint phone number says:

    Complain here to start. Maybe it will go some good…..

    Vice President Corporate Communications Fox Broadcasting Company Phone: 310-369-3276

    or

    FOX Broadcasting Company
    Address: 10201 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035. Phone: 310-369-1000

  5. GinaBonBon says:

    WOW!! i live in florida, so this article was not an issue for me, but WOW whoever posted this really sucks!! i can’t believe they did this to you all!!

  6. bdj says:

    I really don’t care that they posted it early. My concern is with the out come. Is this a talent contest or a popularity contest? If it is popularity contest, then it doesn’t matter who the best singer was, any one might win. If it is a talent contest, then for a female singer Pia should have won, and for a male singer Casey should have won. Of course these are just my opinions.

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