Lauren Alaina

American Idol" finalist Scotty McCreery performs at an outdoor concert for local fans at his homecoming celebration at Buffaloe Park on May 14, 2011 in Garner, North Carolina.  (credit: Steve Exum/Getty Images)

Scotty McCreery Crowned New ‘American Idol’

Scotty McCreery is the new “American Idol,” defeating fellow country crooner Lauren Alaina.


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Spoiler? Busy Signal-Measuring Website Predicts ‘Idol’ Champion

A website that’s correctly predicted the winner for each season of “American Idol” it’s covered by measuring busy signals for contestant hotlines has made its selection for Tuesday night’s finale. If you don’t want to read what may be a potential spoiler for Wednesday night’s results, then read no further.

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‘Idol’ Judges Back Lauren Alaina To Win Finale

If it was up to the judges, Lauren Alaina would be crowned the next “American Idol.” The show’s panel backed the chipper, 16-year-old songbird of Rossville, Ga., to win the grand prize after she faced off against Scotty McCreery in three performances on the Fox talent competition’s finale Tuesday.