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Scotty McCreery learns that he is the winner of the Season 10 "American Idol" program during the grand finale at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. (May 25, 2011)

'American Idol' Season 10 Finals

"American Idol" revealed this season's Top 13 finalists: Casey Abrams, Naima Adedapo, Lauren Alaina, James Durbin, Ashthon Jones, Stefano Langone, Jacob Lusk, Scotty McCreery, Paul McDonald, Thia Megia, Haley Reinhart, Karen Rodriguez and Pia Toscano. After America's votes for the Top 10 were revealed, judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler chose Naima Adedapo, Ashthon Jones and Stefano Langone as wild cards.

Scotty McCreery learns that he is the winner
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Scotty McCreery learns that he is the winner during the Season 10 "American Idol" grand finale at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. (May 25, 2011)

Scotty McCreery is applauded after he was named
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Scotty McCreery is applauded after he was named the winner of Season 10 of "American Idol" at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. (May 25, 2011)

Scotty McCreery is applauded at the
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Scotty McCreery is applauded at the "American Idol" grand finale in Los Angeles after being named the Season 10 winner. (May 25, 2011)

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Lauren Alaina came in second during the
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Lauren Alaina came in second during the "American Idol" grand finale. (May 25, 2011)

Scotty McCreery hugs Lauren Alaina after winning the
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Scotty McCreery hugs Lauren Alaina after winning the "American Idol" competition at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. (May 25, 2011)

Scotty McCreery learns that he is the winner
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Scotty McCreery learns that he is the winner of the Season 10 "American Idol" program during the grand finale at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. (May 25, 2011)

Scotty McCreery, left, with
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Scotty McCreery, left, with "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest, after being named the winner of Season 10. (May 25, 2011)

Scotty McCreery, left, learns he is the the
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Scotty McCreery, left, learns he is the the Season 10 "American Idol" winner. Runnerup Lauren Alaina is at center. Program host Ryan Seacrest is at right. (May 25, 2011)

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Scotty McCreery, left, and Lauren Alaina await the
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Scotty McCreery, left, and Lauren Alaina await the voting results during the "American Idol" grand finale at the Nokia Theatre. Host Ryan Seacrest is at right. (May 25, 2011)

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"American Idol" judge Steven Tyler performs during the Season 10 grand finale for the Fox television program. (May 25, 2011)

Special guest Beyonce performs during the Season 10
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Special guest Beyonce performs during the Season 10 "American Idol" grand finale at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. (May 25, 2011)

Idol finalist Lauren Alaina, right, performs with special
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Idol finalist Lauren Alaina, right, performs with special guest Carrie Underwood at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. (May 25, 2011)

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"American Idol" finalist Scotty McCreery performs with special guest Tim McGraw at the Nokia Theatre. (May 25, 2011)

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Special guest Marc Anthony performs with his wife
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Special guest Marc Anthony performs with his wife and "American Idol" judge Jennifer Lopez. (May 25, 2011)

The
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The "American Idol" top 13 boys perform with special guest Tom Jones during the Season 10 grand finale at the Nokia Theatre. (May 25, 2011)

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"American Idol" top 13 finalist Hayley Reinhart performs with special guest Tony Bennett at the Nokia Theatre. (May 25, 2011)

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"American Idol" Top 13 finalist girls perform with special guest Beyonce during the Season 10 "American Idol" grand finale. (May 25, 2011)

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"American Idol" Top 13 finalist Casey Abrams performs with special guest Jack Black during the Season 10 grand finale. (May 25, 2011)

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"American Idol" Top 13 finalist James Durbin, right, performs with special guest Judas Priest during the Season 10 grand finale in Los Angeles. (May 25, 2011)

The Season 10
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The Season 10 "American Idol" Top 13 perform during the Season 10 grand finale. (May 25, 2011)

Season 10 contestant Lauren Alaina, dressed in a
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Season 10 contestant Lauren Alaina, dressed in a long, white halter dress adorned with rhinestones and flowers, sings "Like My Mother Does," during the "American Idol" finale. (May 24, 2011)

Season 10 contestant Scotty McCreery performs
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Season 10 contestant Scotty McCreery performs "I Love You This Big" during the the "American Idol" finale. (May 24, 2011)

Season 10 contestants Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery
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Season 10 contestants Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery compete for the crown during the "American Idol" finale. (May 24, 2011).

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Host Ryan Seacrest, center, with Season 10 contestants
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Host Ryan Seacrest, center, with Season 10 contestants Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery during the "American Idol" finale. (May 24, 2011)

Season 10 contestant Lauren Alaina performs
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Season 10 contestant Lauren Alaina performs "Maybe It Was Memphis" during the "American Idol" finale. (May 24, 2011)

Season 10 contestant Scotty McCreery performs
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Season 10 contestant Scotty McCreery performs "Check Yes or No" during the "American Idol" finale. (May 24, 2011)

Season 10 contestant Lauren Alaina performs
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Season 10 contestant Lauren Alaina performs "Flat on the Floor" during the "American Idol" finale. (May 24, 2011)

Season 10 contestant Lauren Alaina performs
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Season 10 contestant Lauren Alaina performs "Flat on the Floor" during the "American Idol" finale. (May 24, 2011)

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Season 10 contestant Scotty McCreery performs
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Season 10 contestant Scotty McCreery performs "Gone" during the "American Idol" finale. (May 24, 2011)

Season 10 contestant Scotty McCreery performs
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Season 10 contestant Scotty McCreery performs "Gone" during the "American Idol" finale. (May 24, 2011)

Host Ryan Seacrest, center, with Season 10 contestants
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Host Ryan Seacrest, center, with Season 10 contestants Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery during the "American Idol" finale. (May 24, 2011)

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"American Idol" Season 10 finalists Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina answer reporters questions during a press conference outside the Nokia Theatre LA Live in Los Angeles, Calif. (May 23, 2011)

AMERICAN IDOL: AMERICAN IDOL Creator Simon Fuller receives
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AMERICAN IDOL: AMERICAN IDOL Creator Simon Fuller receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday, May 23, 2011. Pictured: The AMERICAN IDOL Top 13 contestants with Simon Fuller. CR: Frank Micelotta / PictureGroup for FOX.

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Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery are the final
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Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery are the final two contestants on Season 10 of "American Idol." (May 19, 2011)

Season 10 contestant Haley Reinhart sings her farewell
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Season 10 contestant Haley Reinhart sings her farewell song after being eliminated from the top three on the "American Idol" episode that aired May 19, 2011.

Season 10 contestant Haley Reinhart, center, was eliminated
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Season 10 contestant Haley Reinhart, center, was eliminated from the top three during the "American Idol" episode that aired May 19, 2011.

Season 10 contestants Lauren Alaina, left, and Haley
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Season 10 contestants Lauren Alaina, left, and Haley Reinhart hold hands as host Ryan Seacrest announces who will be eliminated from the top three during the "American Idol" episode that aired May 19, 2011.

Season 10 contestant Lauren Alaina hugs Scotty McCreery,
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Season 10 contestant Lauren Alaina hugs Scotty McCreery, after learning from host Ryan Seacrest that they would be the final two contestant competing for the "American Idol" crown during the episode that aired May 19, 2011. Contestant Haley Reinhart, center, was in the top three but didn't make the cut.

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"American Idol" Season 10 contestant Scotty McCreery greets fans at the AT&T store in Raleigh, N.C., on May 14, 2011.

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"American Idol" Season 10 contestant Scotty McCreery visits Garner High School during his hometown visit to Garner, N.C., on May 14, 2011.

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"American Idol" Season 10 contestant Scotty McCreery visits local radio stations during his hometown visit to Raleigh, N.C., on May 14, 2011.

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"American Idol" Season 10 contestant Scotty McCreery visits local radio stations during his hometown visit to Raleigh, N.C., on May 14, 2011.

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"American Idol" Season 10 contestant Scotty McCreery gets ready to leave his hotel during his hometown visit to Raleigh, N.C., on May 14, 2011.

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"American Idol" Season 10 contestant Lauren Alaina greets fans during a hometown parade in her honor on May 14, 2011.

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"American Idol" Season 10 contestant Lauren Alaina views tornado devastation in Ringold, Ga., on May 14, 2011.

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"American Idol" Season 10 contestant Lauren Alaina greets fans at the AT&T store in her hometown on May 14, 2011.

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"American Idol" Season 10 contestant Lauren Alaina greets fans at the AT&T store in her hometown on May 14, 2011.

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"American Idol" Season 10 contestant Haley Reinhart greets fans at her homecoming parade in Chicago on May 14, 2011.

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"American Idol" Season 10 contestant Haley Reinhart greets fans at her homecoming parade in Chicago on May 14, 2011.

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"American Idol" Season 10 contestant Haley Reinhart greets fans at the AT&T store in Deer Park, Ill., on May 14, 2011.

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