17-Year-Old Scotty McCreery Wins American Idol 2011

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American Idol Season 10 winner, Scotty McCreery

Country crooner Scotty McCreery is the American Idol winner for 2011, winning against fellow competitor, Lauren Alaina.

The North Carolina teenager came out on top of this year’s American Idol competition and is tied with American Idol Season 6 winner, Jordin Sparks, as being the youngest person to win the title of “American Idol.”

After he won, Scotty McCreery told Ryan Seacrest: “It’s been a year since me and Lauren Alaina tried out now. Me and her have been together since Day 1 and we’re gonna stay together and this is just – never in my wildest dreams…I gotta thank the Lord first, he got me here.”

Watch Scotty McCreery’s performance of “I Love You This Big” on American Idol:

So, American Idol fans, sound off! Are you happy that Scotty McCreery won over Lauren Alaina? Is there someone else you would have liked to see win? James Durbin is still my favorite from this American Idol season, no doubt. That kid can rock n’roll!