`American Idol' crowns a winner

Tim McGraw, left, and finalist Scotty McCreery perform at the "American Idol" finale on Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
May 25, 2011 8:59:32 PM PDT
Scotty McCreery won the "American Idol" battle of the fresh-faced country crooners Wednesday, pulling more of a record 122 million-plus viewer votes than competitor Lauren Alaina.

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