Seventeen-year-old Scotty McCreery just won American Idol, making him the sixth guy to win in 10 competitions. That’s not so unbalanced overall, but McCreery is the fourth male singer in the last four years to win. Viewers of the show select the winner, either by phone, text or online. This year Fox recorded 122 million votes. —PZS
The 17-year-old from Garner, North Carolina, beat fellow teenager Lauren Alaina, who had been been considered the favourite to win the show.
McCreery, a high-school student who also works part-time at a local grocery store, won over audiences with his trademark deep voice.